Director, Food Sol
Rachel co-founded and directs Food Sol, a nationally recognized first-of-its-kind program centered around gatherings of food entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and students, which has given thousands of people direct access to an active and specialized network. The Economist, Financial Times and Poets & Quants have all recognized Food Sol as a leader in food entrepreneurship education and innovation.
In addition, Rachel teaches food entrepreneurship in the graduate school and writes on an array of food topics including effective ecosystems, promising new business models, and mega trends. Her writing has appeared in Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Boston Globe.
Beyond Babson, Rachel advises her husband's Italian food-tourism company Food.Stories.Travel., (which are her three favorite things) and serves on the Board of Directors to the Boston Public Market Association. In October 2019, Rachel was named a 2020 Eisenhower Fellow. Eisenhower Fellowships are awarded to ascendant leaders committed to creating a more peaceful, prosperous, and just world.