Rachel joined the PIC team in May 2019 as a Program Manager. In this role, she supports participating PIC principals in their work and leads recruitment and marketing for the program. She began her career as a fourth grade teacher at Uplift Summit International Preparatory in Arlington, Texas. Prior to joining PIC, Rachel worked in various roles in the education space in Chicago. She served as the Community Development Director for an education company, as Chief of Staff at The Chicago Public Education Fund, and worked on talent and recruitment initiatives with the Noble Network of Charters Schools and Teach For America. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from Arizona State University and a Masters of Education in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago.