Rachel Kaganoff Stern is President of The Junior Statesmen Foundation, a national non-profit that provides civics programs to high school students. She serves on the Board of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where she earned her graduate degree. She served on the Board of Directors of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project for seven years. She is a former Co-Chair and member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles based Women's Political Committee - the second largest women's PAC in the country, which, in its 30-year history, has contributed over 2 million dollars to women candidates for office. She serves on the Steering Committee of The Women in Leadership Initiative at Princeton University.
Mrs. Kaganoff Stern spent 15 years as an Associate Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. She worked across a number of research areas including health care, civil justice, and national security policy. Her primary responsibilities were to design and implement case studies. Her final project at RAND was a two-year study evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the programs used to compensate losses resulting from the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.
Prior to working at RAND, Mrs. Kaganoff Stern spent two years working as a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, D.C. She also had a brief but exciting stint working as a researcher for the Senate Select Committee on Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition (more commonly known as the "Iran-Contra Committee"). Mrs. Kaganoff Stern graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University and has a master's degree in Public Policy from Duke University. Mrs. Stern is married to Eric H. Stern, a global diversified portfolio manager at The Capital Group. They have two sons, Jonah (14) and Henri (17).
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