Win Boerckel is the director of RAND's Office of Congressional Relations, which is charged with getting RAND's work to policymakers in Congress, thereby furthering RAND's mission to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Boerckel is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to coming to RAND in early 2011, Boerckel worked on Capitol Hill and lobbying since the early 1990s. Most recently, he was chief of staff to congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). Prior to that, he served as D.C. chief of staff to Congressman Jerry Kleczka (D-WI), and, earlier in his career, worked on economic and budget policy for Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
In 2003, Boerckel was awarded a fellowship by the Stennis Center for Public Service for senior congressional staff members who have an interest in bipartisan and bicameral cooperation. He was named a Thomas B. Watson Fellow for research in South Africa in 1990–91. He is a graduate of Kenyon College, cum laude, with a B.A. in English.