Rachel grew up in in northeast Iowa. She is a 2008 graduate of Waldorf College and was part of the alumni board from 2011-2013. After graduating from Waldorf, Rachel became a special education teacher in Iowa for 6 years. She decided she wanted to give higher education a try so she is back at at Waldorf in the admissions office.
Since 2003, Rachel has volunteered for a non-profit called Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership that helps high school sophomores with leadership skills. This is where she she got her passion for working with higher education students.
Rachel is married with 1 child.