Rachel (Teitelbaum) Cowher joined Redstone after completing her Masters in Public Policy at UC Berkeley where she explored private and public sector solutions to challenging policy questions with an emphasis on environmental and energy policy.

Select Redstone projects

  • Helping to strengthen the systems, tools, and culture of the National Park Service to manage national parks in the context of broader economic, ecologic, and cultural landscapes
  • Supporting the development and launch of a Global Book Alliance that brings together governments, intergovernmental organizations, nonprofits, and private companies to provide children around the world with the books they need to achieve literacy


As a graduate student, Rachel co-authored a paper in The Electricity Journal on the Clean Power Plan, and worked with a graduate student team to consult for the EPA on stormwater management. She also conducted market research on alternative fuel vehicles for PG&E, and explored state and local policy strategies for encouraging clean energy manufacturing in the Midwest. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at Williams College with departmental honors in political science. At Williams, she was a pole vaulter on the track and field team. Her undergraduate thesis focused on indigenous political movements in South America.

Rachel is originally from Chicago and lives in Boulder with her husband, Rusty. She enjoys running, hiking, baking, and playing board games.


  • Williams College, BA with honors in Political Science
  • UC Berkeley, Master of Public Policy