Rachel holds a joint Master of Science in Sustainable Resource Management: Policy and Practice from the National University of Ireland Galway and the University of Limerick. She also holds a BSc in Earth and Ocean Science. Rachel worked overseas as a Geologist for three years before returning to education to complete her MSc.
She has since worked as a researcher with the University of Limerick in the area of sustainable development. She is currently Administrator for Leave No Trace Ireland. Her work involves membership, fundraising, corporate governance and duties to the Board of Directors.