Rachel Federman is a writer, activist, and nonprofit consultant. She was an intern for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s Environmental Issues team and co-founded High Impact Philanthropy, which has raised over $42 million for non-profits. Currently Rachel specializes in social justice program design and evaluation. She is the author of more than 20 nonfiction books including The Mindful Gardener and Mer-mania and her work has been translated into many languages. As a ghostwriter, Rachel has worked on a popular children's series as well as workbooks to accompany bestselling nonfiction. Recently Rachel contributed to a top-selling illustrated book on the beloved television series Friends. Her first book, a collection of cocktail recipes interspersed with personal vignettes about her experience in a NYC-rock band, was in continual print for over a decade. Rachel can be found playing piano or biking along the river. She went to Dartmouth College and holds a Master's degree in English Literature from Fordham University. Rachel lives in NYC with her family.