Portrait of Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Associate Director of Membership


Rachel Smith is the associate director of membership at the Baker Institute. Smith is primarily responsible for managing the Baker Roundtable, which supports the mission of the institute and offers members exclusive access to experts and events. She also manages annual giving initiatives. 

Prior to joining the Baker Institute, Smith worked in development at Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center. She has held various positions in alumni relations, mission-driven events, corporate relations, and giving strategy at institutions like the University of Arizona and the University of Kansas over her 15-year career. 

Smith graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in journalism and is currently earning a Masters of Business Administration at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.