Rachel is a Consultant with the Higher Education Strategy Forum. Her current research focuses on understanding the needs of future students and employers, and on how colleges and universities can evolve to better meet those needs. She works regularly with Chiefs of Staff at member institutions, providing research, tools, and networks to help them as they facilitate campus-wide strategic initiatives. Prior to HESF, Rachel researched enrollment analytics and marketing trends with the Enrollment Management Forum.
Rachel was a first-generation college student who got so good at navigating university administrative systems that she devoted her career to them, holding administrative and academic positions at a variety of schools. Most recently, she was Assistant Director of the first-year writing program at the University of Oregon. She has also worked in curriculum development, international student advising, and facilities management. She lives with her cat named Dog, and listens to a lot of soul music.
Rachel is a PhD candidate in Literature and Rhetoric at the University of Oregon. She also holds an MA in English from NYU, and a BS in Management and Organizational Behavior from NYU Stern.