Rachel was born and raised in Dallas and has been a critical care nurse for two and a half years. She earned her bachelor's degree in Nursing from the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas where she was regularly on the Dean's List. She has worked at Medical City Heart and Spine in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and Progressive Care Unit, and at Medical City Dallas in the Progressive Care Unit. Her certifications include Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support, Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse Rape and Domestic Violence Mandated Reporter, and Smiles for Life, a national oral health curriculum caries risk assessment. She enjoys volunteering with Meals on Wheels and fundraising and spreading awareness of women's health with the American Heart Association Go Red for Women campaign.