Rachelle Bensoussan is the original co-founder and former managing director of Being Here, Human, an organization that provides grief literacy, education and support to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled and chronically ill communities. She holds a master’s degree in Thanatology and has spent the last fourteen years building community-based bereavement programs for hospices across Southern Ontario. Rachelle is a former faculty member at McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, in the department of family medicine, division of palliative care, as well as a former faculty member at King's College, Western University in the department of Thanatology. Rachelle is a two-time nominee for the Association of Death Education and Counselling’s Clinical Educator Award and Community Educator Award. Rachelle is a queer-identified woman of North-African & Middle Eastern descent.