Vice President, Accounting and Financial Systems
Rachel Knapp is a licensed CPA, and received her M.S. in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her B.A. in Physics from Columbia University.
Knapp worked at the Ayn Rand Institute for 13 years, initially working in accounting, and ultimately also leading the human resources, information technology, facilities management, and legal departments, while serving on the executive team. As the company grew, she focused on streamlining business processes and reporting, and minimizing overhead costs. In her spare time, Knapp also volunteers with the audit and finance committees of the Chance Theater, and plays competitive Scrabble.
Knapp joined Higher Ground Education in 2017, where she drives systems automation and integration in the finance, accounting, and human resources domains.