Rachel grew up in Ocala, but as a child of two born and raised Yankees, has always felt at home both in the North and the South.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology and a master’s degree in Secondary Science Education at the University of Florida, Rachel decided to move back home to Ocala and start searching for her career start. Rachel’s search was long and started to seem fruitless when the perfect opportunity fell into her lap at the Discovery Center.
Rachel joined the Discovery Center team in December 2016 and has been working hard to provide exciting science education to all ages.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys watching fantasy and sci-fi TV shows on Netflix, exploring the outdoors, learning Spanish, and cooking South Korean dishes.