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Rachel Cherry (She/her) is a freelance software engineer and consultant with a focus on online accessibility, Higher Education, Gatsby, and WordPress. With experience in back and front-end web development and digital design, she enjoys helping organizations address their online accessibility barriers and teaching others how to be more inclusive on the web.

Previously, Rachel was a Senior Software Engineer for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and helped build a variety of Disney websites on various platforms, including shopdisney.com.

Rachel has worked for over thirteen years in Higher Education. She is the Founder and Director of WPCampus, a community and conferences focused on using WordPress in the world of Higher Education.

Rachel is a member of IAAP (International Association of Accessibility Professionals) and is a passionate advocate for the importance of online accessibility and universal design. Learn more about online accessibility.

Rachel also encourages collaboration and professional development as a public speaker and conference/meetup organizer. She is an invited speaker at numerous Higher Education, Accessibility, and technology-focused events.

While no longer involved, Rachel is the founder of WebTide and Tuscaloosa Web Professionals (now known as Spark Tuscaloosa) as well as an organizer of HighEdWeb Alabama and TEDxTuscaloosa.

In her spare time, Rachel loves to tweet, travel, and binge-watch old TV shows on Netflix.

She also loves to code. Be sure to check out her work on GitHub.