Director, Career Education and Strategy
Rachel leads our very talented team in creating and implementing a career education strategy to meet the ever-evolving and varied needs of Boston College students. One of her favorite parts of this work is the broad range of responsibilities, including supervision, project management, strategic planning, data analysis, teaching a course, and so much more. But what truly keeps her excited to come to work each day is the opportunity to work with and learn from our well-rounded and diverse students and the inspiration that comes from watching a student discover what brings them joy, what they are good at, and what type of person they want to become.
Prior to BC, Rachel worked in career services at MIT and in academic advising at Mass. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (now MCPHS University). She also had short stints in public relations and marketing immediately after college. Rachel received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.
As a mom of three, she doesn't have much time to pursue outside interests at this stage of her life (unless you'd call arranging carpools an interest!), but she does enjoy reading, doing puzzles (jigsaw, crossword, etc.) and going on (short) runs with friends.
First Job Out of College:
Rachel worked as an account coordinator at a public relations firm in New York City.
"I am learning to embrace my human right to be imperfect"—Lupita Nyong'o at the 2015 Massachusetts Conference for Women
Having struggled with the question of what I wanted to do for a career throughout college (and, if I'm being honest, for a few years beyond college), I understand how challenging and stressful the process can be. It is my goal to empower and support you as you explore your options and take ownership of your career development decisions. With a bias toward action, I'll help you determine your next steps at each stage to keep moving forward.