Rachel holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) with a focus in maternal and child health. She received her degree at the University of Washington as an MCHB Economics Fellow, and was awarded the Dean’s Letter of Recognition for Community Service.
Rachel directed two women’s reproductive health clinics, and served as a health communications specialist for the American Sexual Health Association. As a Genetics Community Planner, she assessed and developed a five-year strategic plan for genetics in Oregon and presented her work at numerous meetings and conferences.
Rachel spent eight years building her family, through assisted reproduction and adoption. Her experience is detailed in All Roads Lead to Family (Brain Child, Fall 2013). She is now emerging from motherhood, poised to write, teach, speak, and present a modernized version of how humans make new humans and create family.