Rachel Roth

Project Manager and Senior Fellow 2016-2018

Prior to Boost, Rachel Roth served on the founding team of the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program. In this role, she managed the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, which strives to reward and shine a spotlight on community colleges that deliver exceptional student results and stimulate replication of practices leading to student success.

Previously, Rachel was the Director of Internal Communications at Strayer University where she developed communications and change management strategies that ensured effective execution of key university initiatives.  She also worked at New Sector Alliance, a consulting and leadership development firm, where she recruited, trained, and coached teams of MBA students, undergraduates, and professional consultants to complete strategy consulting engagements for nonprofit organizations.

Rachel has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  She lives in Bethesda, MD and enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and anything related to eating.


Brenda Huerta

Boost Fellow 2016-2017

My fellowship with Boost was a journey full of learning opportunities and enriching experiences, rewarding in several ways. As a professional starting a career in the nonprofit sector, Boost gave me the chance to work with many prestigious organizations in the area, while sharpening my analytic skills and critical thinking. Every client is different– a unique story, a new challenge; as a Boost fellow, I got to hear these stories, learn from them, and collaborate in writing their new chapter. Aside from the strategic and program-based client work, the fellowship has been an opportunity to gain practical administrative skills that will always be useful and you don’t learn at school. Being a startup company, I enjoyed the responsibility of delivering contributions that mattered for the development of Boost; it’s a unique opportunity to innovate processes and help build the structure of a successful consulting firm. The team is incredibly talented and it was an honor to work by their side and learn from them. The Boost fellowship is a dynamic, demanding and exciting experience… enjoy the ride!