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Rachel Bernard ’04

Rachel Bernard is a program officer at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), where she administers fellowship programs for scholars in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Most of her work focuses on facilitating peer review, administering fellowship competitions, and developing, evaluating, and reporting on programs to funders. After graduating from Princeton, Rachel earned her Ph.D. in U.S. history at UC Berkeley and then decided to pursue a career in higher education. Before joining ACLS in 2014, she worked as a career counselor for masters and Ph.D. students at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education.


Liberating the Ph.D.: Diverse Career Paths with a Doctorate (Humanities and Social Sciences)

Saturday, October 6


Sarah Rivett, Professor of English and American Studies


Rachel Bernard ’04, Program Officer, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Colette Johnson *18, Grants Associate, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Ithaka S + R

Victoria Velkoff *92, Division Chief, American Community Survey Office, U.S. Census Bureau