Rachel’s professional experience includes marketing, advertising, and management in healthcare, media, and the nonprofit industry. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Communication from UIS. Her professional affiliations include Toastmasters, Association for Women in Communication (AWC), Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Il Society of Association Executives (ISAE). She currently serves in a leadership capacity for these organizations and on the board of the Springfield Classical Guitar Society and the Sangamon Watercolor Society. Rachel was selected as the Public Citizen of the year in 2000 for her work with the homeless community.