Rachel is from Fort Myers, Florida and attended the University of Florida for undergrad, where she majored in music, with a focus in oboe performance, and history. While in undergrad, Rachel served as a Project Coordinator for the Joel Buchanan Archives of African American History at the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. At the Program, Rachel conducted oral history interviews, helped organize symposia, and produced educational materials about integration and racial terror in Florida and in the South as a whole. Working at the Program greatly shaped Rachel’s interests and she is privileged to have learned so much from the people who provided their stories to the Archive. Rachel also illustrated zines and comics for the program.
At Penn Law, she is Co-Social Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Student’s Association and Co-Symposium Director of the Penn Intellectual Property Group. As well as being an Equity and Inclusion Fellow, Rachel enjoys mentoring first-year law students as a Morris Fellow. Rachel also is a Legal Services Coordinator for the Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, where she helps artists and businesses get connected with Philadelphia-based lawyers.
Outside of law school, Rachel loves going to museums (her favorite museums are the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Equal Justice Initiative Museum in Montgomery, Alabama) and has volunteered at the Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum for several years. She also enjoys drawing and painting, trying out new coffee shops, and going on hikes. After law school, Rachel hopes to pursue a career in intellectual property.