Rachael was born and raised in LA County, CA. Growing up, she had little access to the outdoors until she moved for college. At college, she gained a newfound love for nature and realized the importance of spending time outdoors for the body and the mind. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science with a minor in Mathematics from University of California, Davis. She has worked in plant science research and has studied a variety of plants, ranging from native grasses to coniferous trees to agricultural crops.
In 2016, she decided to change her career path to outdoor education to share her passion for nature with youths. She worked at as the Lead Instructor for a science camp on Santa Catalina Island, where she took kids on outdoor excursions and taught them about marine biology, ecology, physics, astronomy and survival skills.