Jaime Rapaport Barry

Chief of Staff and Brand Strategy

Bringing to light

An UpStart experience that inspires, empowers, and communicates enduring value

The basics

Jaime is passionate about helping social change organizations maximize and communicate their impact. For six years, Jaime served on the leadership team that tripled the size of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now “Bend the Arc”), America’s leading Jewish social justice advocacy organization. While there, she co-launched NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, which was featured on American Public Media and is also an UpStart Venture Alum. Prior to UpStart, Jaime served as a Communications Specialist for SEIU-UHW, California’s largest healthcare workers union, where she spearheaded communications on a historic initiative to recruit 30,000 new union members.

Jaime earned her master’s degree in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and received her mediation certification at Mediation Works, Inc. She also studied graphic design at UCLA.

How Jaime finds meaning and comes together with others

A former food blogger, Jaime enjoys leafing through cookbooks and then gathering her loved ones to eat whatever she finds. She and her family (husband, Tim, and children, Dahlia and Izzy) love hosting Shabbat meals and taking advantage of their leafy back deck whenever possible.