Rachel Pritzker


Rachel Pritzker is President and Founder of the Pritzker Innovation Fund, which supports the development and advancement of paradigm-shifting ideas to address the world's most wicked problems, with a primary focus on climate change, global poverty, and energy.

Rachel is Chair of the Advisory Board of the Breakthrough Institute, a pioneering research organization that is changing how people think about energy and the environment, and is a board member and co-chair of the Energy Program at Third Way, a multi-issue think tank that answers America’s challenges with modern ideas. Rachel also serves on the advisory committee of the Nuclear Innovation Alliance, which assembles stakeholders and develops policies to advance nuclear energy innovation.

Rachel is a member of The Philanthropy Workshop and serves on the board of the Palm Center, a research institute that produces scholarship designed to enhance the quality of public dialogue about critical and controversial policy issues, such as gender and sexuality in the military.  She previously served as a founding board member of Media Matters for America and a founding board member of the Democracy Alliance, a partnership of business and philanthropic leaders committed to a stronger democracy by supporting progressive organizations.

Rachel attended Brown University, where she majored in Latin American studies. A clinical nutritionist by training, she also co-founded the nation’s first accredited master’s degree program in botanical medicine.