The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following statement:
"The staff and board of the Michigan League for Public Policy send its deepest condolences to President & CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs and her family as they grieve the death of daughter Rachel Jacobs, who was on board the train that derailed Tuesday evening in Philadelphia. Rachel was loved and cherished by her entire family, her husband, her two-year-old son, friends and co-workers. The Jacobs family is requesting privacy at this time."
Jacobs was the CEO of ApprenNet. ApprenNet describes itself as a service for instructors to build effective video-based learning exercises built on learning by doing, crowd-sourced feedback and expert modeling.