Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping Institute
Rachel is the chief technologist and director of engineering at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she oversees testing methodology, implementation and reporting for all labs. She also manages GH’s growing research division and the analysis of applicants for the Good Housekeeping Seal, the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, the GH Humanitarian Seal and the GH Innovation emblem. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. During her 10 years at Good Housekeeping, the self-described Gadget Girl has had the opportunity to evaluate thousands of products, including toys and cars for GH’s annual Awards programs, and countless innovative breakthroughs in consumer tech and home improvement. Rachel is regularly called upon as guest expert for leading media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox Business and MSNBC, and frequently presents to large groups on technology and trends at conferences like CES, the Women in Innovation Forum and the World Science Festival. As a female engineer and the proud mother of two young daughters, it is Rachel’s goal to create an encouraging, inspiring ecosystem for women of all ages to excel in STEM.