Jaime Rapaport Barry

Senior Strategist

Jaime Rapaport Barry helps organizations hone in on what makes them unique, find clarity in the chaos, and think more strategically about how to achieve their goals.

Jaime served as the Chief of Staff & Brand Strategy at UpStart, where she oversaw UpStart’s brand and communications department, as well as organizational culture and DEI. She was a frequent writer, editor, and speaker for the organization. Prior to UpStart, Jaime served as a Communications Specialist for a healthcare workers union, SEIU-UHW, and served on the team that tripled the size of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc), a political advocacy organization. Jaime also co-launched NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, a nationally renowned fellowship program introduced by the Los Angeles Mayor and featured on American Public Media.

A trained mediator and facilitator across difference, Jaime brings a spirit of optimism and nuance to navigating strategic decision-making. She earned her master’s degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and studied art, design, and politics as an undergraduate.