Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in Management and Psychology. After graduating from Hope, she spent a few months in Mexico teaching a group of non-traditional students with her professor. Prior to being employed at GRCC she was a Human Resources Assistant at a distribution company in Zeeland, MI. She has been with the Human Resources Department at GRCC since spring of 2009. She is also a member of the Lakeshore Human Resource Management Association (LHRMA), and serves on their Membership Committee.