Rachel Perlman

Senior Associate, Policy & Programs

(617) 236-4853 | rachelp@productstewardship.us


Rachel is an environmental scientist with expertise in sustainable materials management, industrial ecology, and systems analysis. She recently completed her PhD in Engineering Systems within the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT. For her PhD research, Rachel conducted a material flow analysis of a university campus and analyzed the environmental impact of its material consumption.

Rachel has a variety of practical and academic experiences in the environmental field. She has worked for the City of Somerville and MIT’s Office of Sustainability, assisting with various sustainability efforts. Rachel holds an M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and she received her B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems from Cornell University. 

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, baking new recipes, singing in a local a cappella group, and throwing pottery.