Rachel B. Vogelstein
Director of Women and Girls Programs, Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton Foundation
Women and Foreign Policy Program, Adjunct Professor of Law
Rachel B. Vogelstein is Director of Women and Girls Programs in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation. She is also a...Continue Reading
Rachel B. Vogelstein is Director of Women and Girls Programs in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation. She is also a Fellow in the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations, where her research focuses on the relationship between women's advancement and prosperity, stability, and security.
From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Vogelstein was Director of Policy and Senior Advisor in the Office of Global Women's Issues within the Office of the Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, she advised Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Ambassador Melanne Verveer, the first-ever U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women's issues, on a range of foreign policy issues related to the advancement of women. She also represented the State Department as a member of the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Vogelstein served as Assistant Counsel to then-Senator Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign and was an advisor to her first U.S. Senate campaign. She also served as senior counsel at the National Women's Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in women's health and reproductive rights. In 2004, she was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to work on women's health policy.
Ms. Vogelstein has lectured widely on women's rights, including at the U.S. Congressional Women's Caucus, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Foreign Service Institute, World Bank, Brookings Institution, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Harvard Law School.
Ms. Vogelstein graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University and cum laude from Georgetown Law School, where she was executive editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Following law school, Ms. Vogelstein clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a recipient of the Secretary of State's Superior Honor Award and a National Association of Women Lawyers Award.