Rachael was born and raised in the Midwest - though spent some time living abroad as a child as a result of her father's work. She developed a deep appreciation for learning about new cultures and fostering close relationships with the people who surround her. During college, Rachael spent a semester abroad in Peru where she studied Spanish, lived with two Peruvian families, and was immersed in Peruvian culture. After college, Rachael re-located to Denver, CO and spent her nursing career as a bedside nurse, then nurse leader, within Medical Oncology at Kaiser Permanente. In 2019, Rachael, her husband, and two young boys continued west to Portland, Oregon. She is currently a Regional Practice Director for Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Genetic services for Northwest Permanente (affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Northwest). Rachael and her family hold a deep appreciation for the outdoors, and all the beauty that the PNW has to offer - they spend all the time they can outdoors, exploring and adventuring. Rachael firmly believes in working toward dismantling structures of oppression, and strives to uphold this belief at work as a servant leader, and also in her personal life. Rachael also believes that our "children are our future" and it is our collective responsibility to set them up for success so that each child has equal access to opportunities ahead.