Rachel was raised in Joliet by union parents. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Benedictine University and a biology degree later from Tidewater. She worked as an actuarial analyst, a naturalist, and was a military spouse.
Now, as a single mom of twin daughters, and the business director for a publishing company, she also serves on the Will County Board for the 9th District. There she helped secure long-term clean water for 800 families living in Fairmont, spearheaded the hiring of a vaccine equity manager, chairs the Public Health and Safety committee, and pushed for new Natural Gas Plant converting landfill methane gas to usable gas for heating homes or natural gas transportation.
Rachel believes we must have a government that works for everyone. She will prioritize solutions to the climate crisis, new living wage jobs of the future, and investing in our infrastructure.