Rachel Hare Bork

Director of Research and Impact

Rachel Hare Bork, PhD, is a Director of Research and Impact at the de Beaumont Foundation, where she helps lead efforts to measure and impact of programs and investments.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Rachel was a research and evaluation officer and consultant to the Wallace Foundation. At Wallace, she contributed to efforts to fill knowledge gaps and assess the effectiveness of the foundation’s initiatives in the areas of education leadership, arts learning and building audiences in the arts. In this role she designed and managed multi-million-dollar research projects that included social science and market research methodologies.

Before joining Wallace, Rachel was at the Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, where she specialized in policy research in the fields of college readiness, developmental education and performance funding for higher education. Her research has been published in the Teachers College Record, the Journal of College Reading and Learning, and Inside Higher Ed. Rachel also served as the teaching assistant for former New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Rachel holds a PhD in politics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MSc in comparative politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She graduated with a BA with honors in political science from the Johns Hopkins University.