Rachel Robertson has been in the education field for over 25 years. She has degrees in education, human development, and family studies, a certificate in early education leadership from Harvard, and is a doctoral student at Northeastern. She is the vice president of education and development for Bright Horizons, leading early education and educator professional development for the over 600 centers across the U.S. Robertson is an author of numerous articles and books including a deployment series for military families (Elva Resa); program resource books (Redleaf Press); and children's books focused on social-emotional learning (Redleaf Lane). She also hosts a parenting podcast called "Teach. Play. Love," and presents to parents and educators in virtual and live formats throughout the year. She is the proud mother of two adult daughters, and lives in San Diego, California.