Rachel Tuggy is a program associate for the Science program at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2021, Rachel was a project lead at Digital NEST, a nonprofit in the Central Coast that builds young people’s professional confidence through workshops and resources. Previously, Rachel was a fellow of the Everett Program, a student-formed program at University of California, Santa Cruz, teaching technology as a tool for social change. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from University of California, Santa Cruz.