Rachel Rosenberg is a research scientist in the child welfare program area. Through applied research, Rachel aims to create a foundation for better services and supports for youth aging out of the foster care system. She has several years of experience in child welfare, both working with older youth in foster care and in child welfare research. Currently, Rachel co-leads an evaluation partnership with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, a program that aims to ensure that all young people leaving care have the support and opportunities needed for a successful transition to adulthood.
Rachel is a PhD candidate in social work at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her dissertation is a social network analysis that examines the social networks and social support available to transition-aged foster youth.