Dr. Rachel Bogardus Drew is a graduate of the McCormack School for Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She also has a degree in economics from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Public Policy from University of Massachusetts, Boston. She served as an RA on the NSF-funded study, Decision Models for Foreclosed Housing Acquisition and Redevelopment, which sought to develop decision models for non-profit groups acquiring foreclosed housing for neighborhood stabilization. After completing her dissertation in 2014, she held a post-doctoral position at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, where she was formerly a Research Associate and project manager of the State of the Nation's Housing report from 2005-2009. She is currently a freelance policy and data consultant.