Shiyu Rachel Wang
Assistant Director, Blue Pioneers Accelerator Program at University of California
Living in California, United States
Shiyu Rachel Wang is the Assistant Director of the Blue Pioneers Accelerator Program at UC Santa Cruz, California, and the advisor for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation at Los Altos, California.
Before joining UCSC, she worked at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation under a philanthropic partnership with the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In this role, she managed the foundation with a portfolio of 25 grantee NGOs and research institutes, and led several initiatives including marine aquaculture and women in conservation. Rachel also brings her expertise on policy-making from her experience at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration where she worked on marine aquaculture policy on the U.S. federal waters.
Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Marine Sciences from the University of Georgia, United States, with a research focus on coastal blue carbon ecosystems and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Ocean University of China. As a Chinese national living in the US, Rachel enjoys serving as a cross-culture bridge across countries to tackle the pressing global challenges. She currently lives in San Francisco, California.