Valerie Rockefeller chairs the board of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, a private foundation advancing social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Valerie has an MEd in Special Education from Bank Street College of Education and an MAT in Secondary Social Studies from Columbia University Teachers College. She majored in international relations at Stanford University and worked as a confidential assistant to Secretary Richard Riley at the US Department of Education during the first Clinton administration. She serves as a trustee of Achievement First, the Asian Cultural Council, Columbia University Teachers College, D.C. Preparatory Academy, Greenwich Academy, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Rockefeller was a trustee of Spelman College and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.