Rachel Jacobs


Age: 39

Summary: social entrepreneur and daughter of former Michigan state senator Gilda Jacobs who was a co-founder and board chairwoman of the non-profit grassroots organization Detroit Nation to support economic development and cultural innovation in the Metro Detroit region to help thousands of expats to volunteer their expertise to revitalize it, and who was recently working as the newly-hired chief executive officer of a Philadelphia-based educational software start-up company called ApprenNet LLC.

Cause of Death: Killed in an Amtrak train derailment

Born: October 3, 1975

Died: May 12, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania