Rachel Cohen is a leader in Booz Allen’s weapons systems work for the U.S. Army. She consults with different Army ground, munitions, missile defense, and space organizations across the United States. She oversees a team that provides a broad spectrum of advanced engineering, technology, and analytics solutions including artificial intelligence and machine learning, model-based systems engineering, and global and criminal threat analyses.
Rachel joined Booz Allen more than two decades ago as a research analyst and has served on a number of teams within the firm’s civil, defense, and intelligence accounts. A seasoned expert in process improvement, she has a Six Sigma Black Belt and has led many large-scale Lean Six Sigma, robotic process automation, and business process reengineering jobs for the Army, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other government agencies and intelligence organizations.
Rachel has earned many accolades, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Chairman’s Award in 2011 for leadership in improving Arlington National Cemetery management operations and processes. In 2015, she received a Booz Allen Excellence Award for leadership in the firm’s work with the Army on diversity and inclusion efforts.
Prior to Booz Allen, Rachel was an intern on Capitol Hill, at the Center for International Education and Development, and at the Brookings Institution where she contributed research on the devaluation of the Mexican peso.
Rachel holds an M.A. from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she focused on Latin American studies and international trade. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College in history, Latin American studies, and Spanish. She also holds numerous certifications including as a project management professional.