Rachel Pike is director of product marketing at Grand Rounds, a health technology platform. Previously, she served as a principal at venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson where she was active in the clean technology and internet sectors. Rachel completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry computer modeling at the University of Cambridge. During her time there, Rachel served as President of the Gates Scholars, worked on a field campaign in Malaysia, and gave a short TED talk on the scale of scientific research behind climate headlines. Rachel also gave a TEDx talk on climate, technology, and innovation.
Rachel earned a B.A. in chemistry and a minor in African studies at Northwestern University. As an undergraduate, Rachel was a co-founder of Fusion Dance Company. She also spent a year in Tanzania, where she studied at the University of Dar es Salaam and gained experience working on a Bus Rapid Transit planning project as an assistant consultant.