Rachel Ericksen serves as a Preservation Planner for the South End, Fort Point Channel, and Mission Hill Triangle historic districts. She believes the historic fabric of a neighborhood has a story to tell and only by working to preserve and adaptively reuse it can those stories be fully shared with future generations.
Rachel holds a BA from the University of Michigan in English literature, a JD from Santa Clara University, and a MS in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. Prior to joining the Boston Landmarks Commission, Rachel was the 2021 Adolf Placzek fellow for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
In her spare time, she enjoys culinary experimentation, running along the Charles River, and plotting her next international adventure. She lives in Beacon Hill with her husband and two tabby cats.