Rachel graduated from Houghton College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (environmental emphasis). After an environmental education internship and a year of teaching, she returned to school at Simmons College in Boston, MA to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in 2002. For the next seven years, she taught middle school science in Massachusetts, South Carolina and New York, before coming to Roberts in 2008. Rachel teaches the introductory biology labs as well as serving as the lab coordinator and an advisor for the Math and Science Club.
Rachel married her college biology lab partner, Doug, in 2001. They currently live in Irondequoit with their two children, Lydia and Micah. They enjoy kayaking, walking the dog, and playing handbells together at church. Rachel also enjoys reading, playing the piano and sewing/embroidery projects.