Rachel Vilsack is the Director of State Partnerships for Credential Engine. In this capacity, she works to connect credential transparency with other state and national initiatives, projects, and policies.
Prior to joining Credential Engine, Rachel was a Senior Fellow at National Skills Coalition where she served as the organization’s expert on federal and state workforce data policy development and implementation. She also worked at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and has a 20-year track record in labor market analysis, federal and state workforce program reporting and evaluation, and leadership in cross-agency data system governance and use. Rachel is passionate about data transparency and data-informed policy development that lead to better and more equitable outcomes for workers, businesses, and communities.
Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the College of St. Benedict (Minnesota) and a master’s degree in economics from Miami University (Ohio). She is based in Minnesota.