Portfolio Lead, Strategic & Partner Programs, MIT Solve
Rachel is a Portfolio Lead for Solve's Strategic & Partner Programs team, which brings Solve's unique human-centered design and open innovation model to custom challenges sponsored by external partners.
Prior to joining Solve, Rachel had a career spanning the corporate and non-profit sectors as well as the classroom. Rachel most recently managed L'Oréal USA's marquee public affairs initiative, For Women in Science, which supports outstanding postdoctoral women in STEM across the U.S. and advocates for policies and practices that keep women in science & technology fields. She began her career working at the Institute of International Education managing Fulbright Programs across the Asia-Pacific region in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. Before relocating to New York City and completing her MA in International Educational Development from Columbia University's Teachers College, Rachel spent several years teaching primary and vocational school students in France and Spain.