Rachel began her career as a high school teacher and Teach for America (TFA) Corps Member in New Mexico. After TFA, she worked for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee, where she assessed the financial and outcome performance of state agencies, resulting in policy changes and state investments to improve outcomes for New Mexicans. Before joining City Education Partners, Rachel worked on the Advancement Team at IDEA Public Schools and formerly served as a Broad Resident and Director in the Houston Independent School District Budget Office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. from Rice University, and she holds an M.P.A. from the University of New Mexico and an M.Ed. from the Broad Center for Urban Education.