Rachel is a social scientist with a passion for connecting people to nature and wildlife.
After completing her bachelor’s degree, she worked as a coordinator, workshop facilitator, and data manager for the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program, a professional development training initiative provided by the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation.
Rachel is interested in the relationship between stakeholder values and wildlife agencies who serve as trust managers to public beneficiaries. This exposure and insight led her to a project evaluating the value orientations and attitudes of wildlife conservation professionals at Michigan State University.
She has a master of science in human dimensions of wildlife management from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in natural resource and environmental management from Ball State University in Indiana.
When she is not at work, you can find her biking, hiking, or hanging out with dogs.