Working as an occupational therapist has enabled Rachel Howland of Milwaukee gain a fresh perspective on life. Her work entails helping the lives of adults and children with developmental disabilities much easier. Through her assistance, many of her patients gain the coping skills necessary to live normal lives after injury or trauma. She has worked as an occupational therapist since she completed college, and in that time, has gained a deeper appreciation for the groups of people in society whose voices go unheard.
In her free time, Rachel Howland of Milwaukee loves to volunteer at organizations that advocate the rights of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual community. She knows that many in society are yet to embrace fully members of this community, and thus she works hard to ensure that those around her appreciate the rights and equal treatment of the same. Her work with Lambda Legal is among the highlights of her life. Lambda Legal is the oldest legal organization that aims to have the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people, and those living with HIV recognized countrywide. The organization accomplishes this mission through public policy work and litigation.
Another organization Rachel of Milwaukee is passionately involved in is the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA), which is not-for-profit organization that facilitates a sports league for all people, regardless of the sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity. Through the organizations, thousands of people have an avenue to compete in their favorite sports while enjoying the environment free of prejudice or bias based on their sexual orientation.