Rachael is currently earning her master’s in international human right at the University of Denver. She received her bachelor’s in international relations at the University of San Diego and, as a Semester at Sea alumna, has circumnavigated the globe in true sailor fashion. Rachael spent 2 years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps on the Micronesian island of Pohnpei teaching high school science courses. It was there that she fell in love with education and the beautiful culture of the Pacific Islands. She also has a passion for working with youth who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Rachael enjoys hiking, snowboarding, wacky, science experiments, and all things Harry Potter. She is thrilled and thankful to join the Hope Shines Team!