Rachel’s work has focused on economic analysis and strategic planning for non-profits and philanthropies. Her experience spans K-12 and postsecondary education and environmental conservation across both domestic and international scopes.

Select Redstone projects

  • Helping an organization develop a strategy to foster more equitable, accessible, and locally connected community colleges across the country, including exploring new partnerships and programs to advance their mission and economic sustainability
  • Identifying opportunities to create a more sustainable ecosystem of Open Educational Resources through innovative financing and communities of practice
  • 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


Rachel joined Redstone after completing her Masters in Public Policy at UC Berkeley where she explored private and public sector solutions to challenging policy questions across a range of topics. As a graduate student, Rachel co-authored a paper inĀ The Electricity Journal on the Clean Power Plan, and worked with a graduate student team to consult for the EPA on stormwater management. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree at Williams College with departmental honors in political science.

Rachel lives in Colorado with her husband, Rusty, and their two dogs. She enjoys running, hiking, baking, and playing board games.