Rachel Cardone is the Deputy Director at Stanford’s Program on Water, Health & Development (WHD). She works as part of a team managing WHD staff and administrative duties, while also working directly with the program’s faculty leadership to develop and implement strategy and initiatives to advance the WHD mission.
Cardone has deep experience working in the public, private and nonprofit sectors on issues of water economics, policy and development, as they relate to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. Most recently, she ran RedThread Advisors, a consulting practice focused on water- and sanitation-related investments and programs. Earlier in her career, she was brought on as a sector expert to help create the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation & Hygiene program and “Reinvent the Toilet” strategy.