Rachel Dickens

Director, Strategy and Operations, Knowledge Unit, Boston

Rachel Dickens is the Director of Strategy & Operations within the Knowledge Unit, based in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office. She works closely with the research and publishing team to set multiyear strategy and develop effective systems and processes for their work. Prior to taking on this role, Rachel was a consulting manager, collaborating with philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in a number of sectors, including early childhood development, education, and social justice.

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Rachel worked at Wellspring Consulting, where she advised nonprofits on strategic planning and growth strategy. Previously, she served as a Program Specialist at the USDA Food and Nutrition Service in the Western Region, where she managed Federal food assistance programs in California and advised State agencies on program policy and implementation.
 
Rachel holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in French from Yale College.