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Rachel VanNice

StaffHead of People Operations & Gender Lead


Rachel joined HOT in 2016 with a Bachelors from Boston University in International Relations and a Masters in International Development from Trinity College Dublin. After working with the Peace Corps in Rwanda and with several national and international NGOs, she was still new to mapping. Since then, she’s been amazed and remains excited at the potential for mapping to impact development work and humanitarian action across sectors. Rachel works across the organization coordinating training and legal support; is leading HOT’s Gender, Diversity & Inclusion (GDI) initiatives; and supporting organizational development.


International Equal Pay Day: Our Pursuit of Gender Equity

Today is International Equal Pay Day, and we're marking the day by sharing what we are doing to support the International Equal Pay Day initiative in our organization.

18 September, 2020

HOT Summit at FOSS4G 2018 Updates

The time is quickly approaching! HOT Summit at FOSS4G 2018 is only 4 months away and we’re excited to see you and for you...

12 April, 2018

Thanks to you we're mapping the difference for disasters in 2018!

We wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of our individual donors who are helping to #mapthedifference in 2018. Your...

31 January, 2018

We can #mapthedifference together in 2018!

You’ve supported us to put the world’s most vulnerable places on the map- through hundreds of millions of edits, thousands of hours, and a...

28 November, 2017

Get excited for OSM GeoWeek 2017- Help us break a mapathon record!

During the second week in November, individuals around the world will celebrate the fourth annual Geography Awareness Week (OSM GeoWeek) and you can be...

25 October, 2017

HOT Summit 2017-

On a couple of bright, sunny days at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, 105 members of the HOT Community from all across the...

26 September, 2017

First Ever YouthMappers Video Challenge

Originally from Missing Maps Blog First YouthMappers Video Challenge! We are excited to announce our first ever YouthMappers Video Challenge!  Missing Maps recently surpassed...

8 September, 2017

1 MONTH til the HOT Summit 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario!

The HOT SUMMIT 2017 is less than one month away! There's still time to register to be sure you don't miss the exciting talks,...

17 August, 2017

2017 HOT Board Roles

HOT’s new board met for the first time to establish roles and set the agenda for the year. Please congratulate:

8 May, 2017

Welcome HOT's new board members!

On Wednesday, April 12th, HOT welcomed three new members to the HOT Board. The newly elected Board Members are Ahasanul Hoque, Pete Masters, Melanie Eckle,...

14 April, 2017

2016 HOT by the Numbers

We've put together some of the 2016 highlights so you can see what we've been up to and the amazing impact of the HOT community!

17 February, 2017

Project Contributions

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