Rachel Pike joined Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2010 and is active in the clean technology, software, and mobility sectors. Prior to joining DFJ, Rachel completed her Ph.D. in atmospheric chemistry 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 University talk on the scale of scientific research behind climate headlines.
Previously, Rachel earned a B.A. in chemistry and a minor in African studies at Northwestern University. 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.