Rachael Weatherly

We are open for business! I’m based in DC at FEMA HQ and I’ve worked for the agency for the past 8 years, doing a little bit of everything for them. I began my career as a Local Hire in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and have been on this roller coaster ever since.

Originally from Philadelphia, I never envisioned a career in government, in fact I was pursuing a PhD in Psychology when the storm hit, but I’ve never looked back and don’t plan on leaving FEMA for the foreseeable future. While I certainly get frustrated by red tape, bureaucracy and politics, I seek out opportunities and platforms like this one to improve those things and work smarter.

I look forward to exploring this site, meeting new folks and learning from my peers.