Rachel Whetstone is VP of Communications at WhatsApp. Before joining WhatsApp she was Senior VP of Public Policy & Communications at Uber (2015 to 2017) and Google (2005 to 2015). Rachel has spent her entire career -- first in the UK and now in the US -- working with politicians and entrepreneurs on communications and public policy issues. A solid “B” at school, she figured out from an early age that if you couldn’t be brilliant … you’d better be competent. Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young sons.