Jennifer Gould

Jennifer Gould
Vice President, Chief of Staff
Santa Monica Office


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles; A.B. in sociology, Princeton University

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Jennifer Gould (she/her) is vice president, chief of staff at the RAND Corporation. She engages all parts of RAND in aligning around the organization's strategic priorities, helps develop and drive implementation of the CEO's vision, goals, and key initiatives, and also directs RAND's internal communications strategy. She launched and oversees RAND's NextGen initiative which connects emerging policy leaders with RAND's people and ideas through unique partnerships, experiences, and digital communications. Gould previously led RAND's diversity, equity, and inclusion agenda and directed the Strategic Communications group at RAND, where she led initiatives to improve awareness, understanding, and support of RAND's mission and accomplishments among its many constituencies. Prior to joining RAND, Gould was an attorney in the corporate department of a California law firm. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her A.B. in sociology from Princeton University.