Rachel Lipson

Co-founder, Harvard Project on Workforce; Co-editor, America’s Hidden Economic Engines

Rachel Lipson is the co-editor of the Harvard Education Press volume America’s Hidden Economic Engines: How Community Colleges Can Drive Shared Prosperity. Previously, Rachel co-founded and directed Harvard’s Project on Workforce, an interdisciplinary policy and research initiative focused on topics at the intersection of education and the labor market. Rachel current serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the CHIPS Program Office at the U.S. Department of Commerce where she focuses on workforce and economic development. She previously worked on economic policy and human capital in roles across the social sector, including at the World Bank, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Obama for America, and Year Up. Her writing has been published in publications including the Boston Globe, Washington Post’s Wonkblog, Newsweek, The Hill, Forbes, and RealClearPolicy and her research has been featured by C-SPAN, Bloomberg, NPR, the Economist, CNBC, and MIT Technology Review. Rachel was awarded the Harvard Kennedy School’s Frederick Fischer Prize for outstanding research on social policy for her work on California’s Community College system and the Harvard Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching.