Rachel develops education and research initiatives grounded in a vision of increasing equity, access, and promoting inclusion. Rachel serves as co-director of the RI Summer Scholars Program and global programs manager at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute. She has developed educational programming solutions for the U.S. Department of State, the United Nations (UN), UNESCO Associated Schools Program, and the UNESCO International Bureau of Education and worked with major industrial partners in multiple areas.
Rachel holds a master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy & Management, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Economics (including study abroad and work experience in Slovakia), and has been awarded fellowships in education – including EPFL Global Fellow, Pennsylvania Education Fellow, and Coro Pittsburgh Leader in Learning. Rachel has worked or taught on four continents, but Pittsburgh has always been home.