Rachel was born in Chicago, but grew up mostly in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a BA from the Psychology Honors program. After college, Rachel moved to Tanzania, East Africa for a year, where she worked as the office manager at a primary school in a rural Maasai village, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, and (almost) learned to conquer her fear of bugs. She then completed a MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a focus on Global Health and Population. During her time at Harvard, Rachel decided that she wanted to become a physician. She is currently a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, where she is involved with outreach programs for homeless patients and children living with chronic illness in the Boston area.
Rachel has always enjoyed teaching and working one-on-one with people. She taught dance classes to children and teens throughout high school and college, and tutored elementary schoolers in Detroit at an after-school program while she was in college. During her time in Tanzania, Rachel tutored students in English, math, and reading. She also worked as a teaching assistant during graduate school. In her many years of schooling, Rachel has collaborated extensively with classmates, both learning from them and teaching them. She has edited many admissions essays and mentored students interested in public health and medicine. Her main strengths lie in MCAT test preparation and biostatistics.
When Rachel isn’t studying, you can usually find her trying new workout classes, spending time outdoors, exploring Boston’s restaurants, listening to podcasts, or attempting to solve the Sunday crossword in the New York Times.