Rachel later received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Subsequently, she became a volunteer nurse at Holy Family Birth Center on the Texas-Mexico border. During her time there, she served a largely low-income, immigrant population providing much-needed prenatal care and out of hospital birth support. In addition to her duties as a nurse, she provided nutrition education to women diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, and taught Natural Family Planning to couples trying to avoid or achieve pregnancy.
Rachel met her husband while an undergraduate at OSU. They married in 2016 and in 2017 welcomed their daughter, Evelyn, and in 2018, their son, James. In her free time, Rachel loves to kayak, do Bikram hot yoga, and cook delicious vegan meals.