Rachel Sverdlove is Program Manager for the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Program at the Aspen Institute. Rachel manages all logistical and operational facets of the program, cultivates relationships with partner institutions, serves as the primary liaison to the program’s facilitators, oversees communications, and interfaces with youth directly at seminars. The AYLF program currently operates in St. Louis, MO and the Mississippi / Arkansas Delta.
Rachel previously ran the AspenX seminar program, an opportunity for high school students to take a deep dive into critical issues of the day through virtual & experiential learning and moderated in-person dialogue. Rachel also previously worked on the Development team at the Aspen Institute, focusing on donor research, database management, and supporting the Board of Trustees.
Rachel is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a bachelor’s degree in History, with a concentration in Europe since 1700. She is also an alumna of the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship Program, a yearlong public interest fellowship for recent graduates of Princeton University. Rachel was a member of the 2017-2018 Washington, DC cohort of Princeton AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders.
Rachel is originally from Princeton, New Jersey and lives with a black cat named Salem. When she’s not at work, you can find Rachel running, hiking, or at the 9:30 Club.