Rachel was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley, and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2013. She always had a passion to help animals and after shadowing at a veterinary clinic, she decided to pursue that passion. Rachel graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Colorado Mountain College in 2016 with Phi Theta Kappa Honors and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. After her externship out of state, she realized that home was in the mountains. She enjoys her career of helping animals, and cannot picture herself in any other line of work. Rachel lives in Glenwood Springs, and for the time being only has a turtle (Blant).