Rachel is from Connecticut and is a student at Marist College, in New York, where she carries a 4.0 grade point average. She is majoring in political science, with a goal of attending law school and possibly pursuing a career in environmental law. During her high school years, she was selected to testify before the Connecticut House of Representatives about a bill of rights for students with hearing loss; she also received numerous academic, community and sports awards and honors. In college, Rachel has already become involved in numerous activities, including Habitat for Humanity, an advocacy political group, and fundraisers for people with AIDS. This past fall, she completed an internship in NY Representative Sean Patrick Maloney's district office, and was Student Director and Choreographer for Night on Broadway, a show that raises money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. In addition, she joined the club tennis team at Marist. During Covid quarantine, she has been an essential worker at a living facility for older adults.