After receiving her Masters in English (with distinction) from Indiana University, Rachel worked as an Editor at World Book Encyclopedia, and then attended law school at Northwestern University before suspending her studies upon the birth of her first child. Over the years, Rachel has worked in communications, training and education at Mead Data Central, Presbyterian Homes, and Evanston Township High School.
Rachel’s three children (all now college graduates) attended D65 schools and graduated from ETHS. In 2005 Rachel was elected to the first of two four-year terms on the District 202 Board of Education, serving from 2009-2011 as President of the Board. Rachel has also served as a member of the Board of the YWCA Evanston-North Shore for over a decade, and was a founding member of the YWCA’s Racial Justice Committee. Rachel also serves as a member of the advisory council of the Youth Job Center in Evanston, and is a docent at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.
Rachel joined the Board of Y.O.U. in 2013 and is a member of the Program Committee.