Rachel Jackson brings over 15 years of experience working in development, grant-making, foundations, and philanthropy to the Science Philanthropy Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, she served as the assistant director for business development for a public health agency based in Botswana and serving Southern Africa. She managed strategy, grants, and resource mobilization, and provided technical assistance consulting. Her previous work includes working with the HIV and Infectious Diseases teams at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). In that role, she coordinated grant processes for HIV-related projects, working closely with BMGF’s India and China offices.
Rachel holds a bachelor of arts in communication studies from Seattle University and an MBA from the University of Cape Town. Although she loved her more than 10 years residing in Gaborone, Botswana, she was raised in Tacoma, WA, and is excited to be returning to the West Coast. Rachel enjoys traveling, cooking, and learning about personal development strategies.