Rachel Allende is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. She has worked at Dana-Farber for since 2009, working with adult Spanish and Portuguese-speaking patients and families across all the disease centers at the Institute. Ms. Allende provides patients and their families with both psychosocial support around coping with cancer as well as referrals to government and community-based resources. Ms. Allende previously worked with Spanish and Portuguese-speakers covering an outpatient primary care clinic and inpatient units including surgery, general medicine and cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Prior to her employment in medical social work she has held positions in both a community mental health center and a refugee resettlement agency in Boston. Ms. Allende, a Massachusetts native, speaks Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. She is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Workers.