Rachel attended Winona State University in her hometown of Winona, MN (home of Winona Ryder!) and earned a BS in Biology with Ecology focus. After moving to Colorado, she obtained her teaching license from Metro State University and earned a Masters in Linguistically Diverse Education/Secondary from UC Denver. She loves being able to talk about science with students (or anyone!), especially when students are excited about what they are learning in science class. Some of her favorite activities include sleeping, watching TV/movies, running/exercising, playing word games on her phone, and hanging out with her husband and daughter!