Raised in Green Springs, Ohio and currently a resident of Tiffin, Ohio, Rachel is a long-time resident of Sandusky and Seneca counties. She grew up in her district and is proud of her roots. She wants to see everyone in the district thrive, not just the select few at the top. Professionally, Rachel has worked in higher education for over a decade and enjoys most the work that she has done with international students. Rachel is currently pursuing a Ph.D. and her research focuses on the experience of Middle Eastern university students with their community hosts in the U.S.