Rachel grew up in Southern California and earned her Bachelors of Arts in Architecture at the University of California Berkeley. She spent some time in Los Angeles working in the architectural design and project management fields. Additionally, she worked as a community and youth worker in a low-income community in Stockton-on-Tees, England. She cares about social justice issues surrounding the poor and the marginalized within a community, and she enjoys spending time with friends and family, soaking up the sunshine, and painting.