Growing up in Alaska and Wyoming, Rachael developed an appreciation for open spaces and healthy ecosystems. The outdoors have oriented her throughout her life and played a huge role in her landing in the Tetons in 2014. Rachael graduated from the University of Montana with a BA in Rural and Environmental Change. She has been working in the restoration ecology field for the past ten years throughout Montana and the Greater Yellowstone. During her free time, Rachael enjoys bicycles, backcountry ski tours, trail runs, alpine flowers, old growth forests, canines, and donuts.