Rachel Sverdlove is program manager for the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship Program at the Aspen Institute. Rachel cultivates relationships with partner institutions, manages the program’s facilitators, oversees communications, and interfaces with youth directly at seminars.
Rachel was previously responsible for managing the AspenX program, a high-tech, high-touch Aspen Institute program for teenagers that works to connect place-based convening with virtual learning on the Khan Academy platform. Prior to launching a new initiative focused on direct service youth work at the Aspen Institute, Rachel served as assistant corporate secretary & development coordinator in the Washington, DC office of the Institute. Rachel reported to the vice president for development and directed writing and production of major appeals and cultivation mailings, performed donor research, coordinated donor outreach, supported the Board of Trustees, and served as a Raiser’s Edge “super user” for the Development Team.
Rachel also previously worked at Achievement Preparatory Academy, a high-achieving charter middle school in Southeast Washington, DC, where she held the positions of operations associate, external affairs associate, and strategic planning associate. 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 one year public interest fellowship for recent graduates of Princeton University. Rachel is in the 2017-2018 Washington, DC cohort of Princeton AlumniCorps Emerging Leaders.
Rachel is originally from Princeton, New Jersey. When she’s not at work, you can find Rachel running, hiking, or at the 9:30 Club.