Rachel was homeschooled as a child and is a 2012 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where she received a degree in journalism.
While at Indiana Wesleyan, Rachel worked for the student newspaper, The Sojourn, where she was Features/Arts and Entertainment Editor her senior year.
Working for The Brazil Times is Rachel's first job in her field since graduating.
She said she is looking forward to writing regularly.
"I really enjoy the aspect of getting to know people," Rachel said. "I'm looking forward to telling their stories and informing them."
Rachel will cover the City of Brazil for The Times.