Rachel is the Project Director overseeing CEPR’s research evaluation projects that focus on increasing access to postsecondary opportunities for high school students. Previously, she led strategic relationship management, communication, and business development with the school districts and state education agencies partnering with the Strategic Data Project.
Before joining CEPR, Rachel was a program manager at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, where she directed strategies to engage, connect, and inform the nation’s most active leaders in urban economic development. Previously, Rachel held leadership positions working for the City of New York, where she managed communications for a major bureaucratic transformation within the NYC Department of Education and provided economic and financial analysis expertise for high-profile redevelopment projects at the NYC Economic Development Corporation. Rachel started her career as a research assistant at MDRC, a nonprofit social science research organization. She holds a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s from Wesleyan University.