Kevin Rachlin

Kevin Rachlin is the Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs at InterAction, an alliance of U.S.-based relief and development organizations. Kevin leads InterAction’s advocacy efforts to the US Government to advance the policy priorities of InterAction and its NGO members. Kevin joined InterAction from the Basic Education Coalition, where he served as the Director of Government Affairs. In this capacity, he was a leader in legislative and policy formation for the global education community, engaging deeply with other advocates to pass the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development Act in 2017.

Prior to his tenure with the Basic Education Coalition, Kevin spent nearly 7 years working for J Street, a pro-Israel pro-peace advocacy organization in Washington serving in multiple roles, including the organization’s Deputy Director of Government Affairs, spearheading advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, and Deputy Chief of Staff. Kevin also sits on the Board of Directors for Kids4Peace, a global movement of youth and families dedicated to ending conflict and inspiring hope in divided societies around the world, and is an Arlington County Government Commissioner.

A native of Dayton, Ohio, Kevin received his MS in Global Health and Medical Policy from George Mason University. He received his duel BA from The Ohio State University in Political Science and International Studies with a focus in Security and Intelligence and a minor in Hebrew. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, Jennifer, two daughters and dog.  

How the U.S. Can Maintain its Position as a Global Leader

In the face of humanitarian crises, increasing violent conflict, and famine, American leadership across the globe is needed now more than ever. 76 million people will require food assistance this year alone, and we are facing the largest displacement crisis since World War II. Standing with those living in the poorest and most vulnerable places is an investment in a bright future for our country and our world.

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Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs
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Global Development Policy and Learning