Rachel is the Technical and Engineering Director for the Good Housekeeping Institute, the legendary consumer product evaluation laboratory founded in 1900. At Good Housekeeping, one of the most widely read Hearst publications, Rachel oversees consumer product testing methodology, implementation, and reporting for the six labs at the Institute, with product tests ranging from textiles and kitchen gadgets to health and beauty related items. She also manages advertorial, Good Housekeeping Seal and Green Good Housekeeping Seal product clearance and is responsible for all consumer tech, home improvement, auto and toy coverage in Good Housekeeping magazine and various brand extensions.
Rachel has had the opportunity to evaluate thousands of products during her Good Housekeeping tenure, including toys for the annual Toy Awards, dozens of cars in conjunction with Car and Driver, and countless innovative, breakthrough products, most notably of late in the wearable space. She has appeared as a brand ambassador on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Anderson Live, among other live appearances. Rachel has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, and previously had roles in Public Relations for Sony Pictures Entertainment and its affiliate agency Allied Advertising. As a female engineer, it is Rachel’s goal to create an encouraging, inspiring ecosystem for women (and men, too!) of all ages to excel in STEM fields.