Rachel was born and raised in Joliet. She is the daughter and granddaughter of union workers. She earned a BA in mathematics from Benedictine University and worked as an actuary in California before becoming a military spouse for 10 years. During this time, she lived in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington where she volunteered with a number of non-profit organizations. She also worked as a substitute teacher, a state park naturalist, and is now a business director. Currently a single mother of twins, Rachel has returned to the Joliet area. She volunteers in her free time for Joliet School District 86, Girl Scouts, Educarious, and is an active thespian at Will County Bicentennial Park. Rachel is a progressive democrat and an active life-long member of the American Legion Auxiliary. With years of experience serving others through her work and volunteerism, Rachel is ready to serve her community as a member of the Will County Board District 9.