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Rachel Hirsch | Vice President of Public Partnerships, CAEL

Rachel Hirsch | Vice President of Public Partnerships, CAEL

Current Position and Past Experience
Rachel Hirsch is currently Vice President of State Strategies and Policy Relations of CAEL. She coordinates expanding CAEL’s relationship with policymakers by surfacing common goals and initiatives to engage public sector stakeholders with the organization’s vision and mission. She also focuses on directing the work of CAEL’s SNAP Education & Training grant initiative. Hirsch has a history of facilitating and forging partnerships across government, non-profit, and the private sector to achieve common goals, and she also works at building broad support for reform and leads engagement with various state-level and government entities. She has brought attention to these issues through speaking engagements across the country and has authored several publications on numerous topics in the field, from work-based learning to financial aid.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Hirsch received her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Hirsch serves on the advisory council for Apprenticeships for America.

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