Rachel Goldman Alper is the Chief of Staff of the Society for Science & the Public. In this role, she works on key special projects and high-priority initiatives. Alper started her career as a sixth-grade teacher in the South Bronx. Before coming to the Society, Alper worked as the Director of Strategic Alliances with the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed). She has also previously worked for The Posse Foundation, DC Public Schools, and ePals (now Cricket Media).