Rachel Wagley

Rachel Wagley is the Director of Government Relations and External Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), where she leads NBR’s outreach, congressional publications, and communications.

Rachel previously served as Policy Director of U.S. Campaign for Burma. In this capacity, she advised government agencies, international financial institutions, and civil society organisations on responsible trade and investment, ethno-religious reconciliation, and sustainable development in Burma/Myanmar.

Her commentary has been featured in numerous outlets, including the Emory International Law Review, NBR, Foreign Policy Democracy Lab, Radio Free Asia, Global Post, and Voice of America.

Rachel graduated cum laude with high honors in field from Harvard University. After completing her studies, she received a Fulbright grant to research and teach in Uttaradit, Thailand. She has worked extensively with Southeast Asian refugees, and she speaks Thai.