Dr. Rachel Brooks is Head of Executive Education at the Competence Center for Social Innovation at the University of St.Gallen (CSI-HSG). Her research and teaching focus on supporting practitioners across government, private and social sectors in cultivating the mindset, skills and tools to nimbly take action towards impact in an environment of mounting complexity and uncertainty.

Previously, she worked in Custom Programs at the Executive School at the University of St.Gallen, and in Latin America at the nexus of business, agricultural producers, government and non-profit organizations in the global food industry.

Rachel holds a BA from Smith College in Latin American and Latino/a Studies and an MA from New York University in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, where she was awarded the Henry MacCracken Fellowship. At the University of St.Gallen, where she completed her doctoral work, she received a fellowship through the SNF-funded ProDoc in the “Dynamics of Transcultural Management and Governance in Latin America” at the Centro Latinoamericano-Suizo. She earned her PhD in Organization Studies and Cultural Theory in 2016.