Rachelle Doorley, Maker & Educator

Rachelle Doorley is a passionate educator, author, and founder of TinkerLab, a popular resource for parents and educators that encourages creativity, experimentation, and hands-on learning. With a background in arts education and experience in museum education, Rachelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the world of art, science, and tinkering.

As an author, Rachelle has published several books, including “TinkerLab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors” and “TinkerLab Art Starts,” which offer practical advice and project ideas for parents and educators looking to nurture creativity in themselves, their students, and their children.

Rachelle’s commitment to providing accessible and enjoyable learning opportunities has made her a prominent figure in the fields of early childhood education and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education. Through her TinkerLab platform and her published works, Rachelle continues to inspire children and adults alike to embrace creativity, learning, and innovation.

As a Stanford Resident Fellow, Rachelle Doorley plays a pivotal role in shaping the living-learning environment for her residents. Co-leading a dedicated team of six Resident Assistants, she oversees a house of 112 residents, ensuring a supportive and engaging community. Rachelle excels in triaging complex issues, providing her residents with the necessary resources and guidance to thrive academically and personally. Beyond administrative duties, she also spearheads creative house programming, infusing her passion for creativity and hands-on learning into the residential experience.

Rachelle holds an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard and a B.A. in Theater from UCLA.