Rachel Lewis – Project Officer
Rachel joined Unlocking Potential in 2019 after completing her English degree at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. Originally from Surrey, and following a brilliant three years at University, she officially moved to Cornwall and became the Workshop Officer for the Breakthrough project.
In 2020, after discovering a love for all things organisational, she moved into the Operations team to help the wider team and to continue to support Cornish businesses the best way she can.
Outside of work, you’ll find her walking dogs, sea swimming, attempting to learn French, and exploring Cornwall – occasionally all at the same time!
What inspires you?
Not to be overly cheesy, but watching people and businesses come up with creative and innovative ideas with the sole intention of helping others and/or the environment is a massive inspiration! There’s lots of projects and people out there doing real good for the world, and they’re especially easy to find in Cornwall.
How do you switch off and relax?
Definitely going for a sea swim – the colder the better! The cold shock, adrenaline and weightlessness gives me a complete reset from the day and as someone who’s never been able to get into any form of meditation, it’s the closest I think I’ll get. A complete saver during lockdown!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Eeek, houseplants. It started out as a very innocent hobby, but I now have to hide any new friends that make their way back from the garden centre with me or arrive at the door because the problem has got a bit out of control. I’m apparently curating my own household jungle and have about 30 big and small that need lots of regular TLC… a bit of a hassle for friends and family whenever I go away (sorry guys!). Mamma Mia 2 is also my favourite film, but I refuse to believe that’s in any way a claim to shame!