School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Rachel Bowen Pittman

Rachel Bowen Pittman is the Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). In this role, Ms. Pittman leads a grassroots advocacy movement of more than 20,000 Americans in 225+ chapters who are dedicated to supporting the work of the United Nations in their communities, on campuses, and on Capitol Hill. She guides the UNA-USA’s strategic work, cultivates key partnerships with UN and U.S. government officials, oversees membership expansion, and spearheads important advocacy initiatives to help the United States advance the far-reaching goals of the United Nations. Rachel has been with the UNA-USA—a program of the United Nations Foundation—for six years. 

Previously, Rachel served on the leadership teams of several professional associations representing lawyers, surgeons, regulators, and engineers. In those positions, she strengthened membership programs, directed rebranding initiatives, and secured agreements with national associations in Asia and Latin America. Rachel holds a B.S.B.A in international business from American University and an MBA in marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in the Washington, D.C. metro area.