Rachael was born and raised in Florida where she developed a deep love of sunshine and sandals. She really loves learning, as evidenced by her music degrees from the University of Florida and Indiana University, and her higher education student administration degree from NC State. Before coming to CAH, she worked with non-profits, social entrepreneurs, and universities and developed a passion for finding innovative solutions to difficult problems. In the lab, she is interested in team building, communication, and generally creating a fun place to work. She has a mild obsession with sloths.