Meet the Joint Venture Team
Vice President and Director of Research
Rachel Massaro joined Joint Venture in 2009 to work on the Climate Prosperity Initiative, the Public Sector Climate Task Force and related projects. In 2013 she became vice president, and also serves as the director of research for the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.
She previously was a data analyst, researcher and field operations coordinator for three years with the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she earned her Master of Science degree in geochemical oceanography in 2008.
Rachel was accepted into the program on an Oceanography Department Research Assistantship and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant-funded Traineeship. Her research was focused on global climate change and the role of the coastal ocean, specifically with respect to carbon dioxide dynamics.
Rachel completed her Bachelor of Science degree in physical geography with a minor in geology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She specialized in geospatial data analysis, Geographic Information Systems and global climate change.
Rachel was born and raised in Palo Alto, California.