Rachel is a Senior Researcher at the American Institutes of Research. She received her doctoral degree from the Harris School of Public Policy in 2010. Her research interests include educator quality, policy and program evaluation, math learning, and the impact of children coming from multilingual households on educational trajectories, including the effects of instructional language. She received her undergraduate degree in economics from Barnard College, Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Alena Wels Hirschorn Prize for outstanding paper in economics and was awarded the Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in German Language and Literature. Rachel has worked as a research assistant at the Spencer Foundation for Educational Research.