Rachel grew up in Albany, NY and has always had a passion for education and helping others. While she originally pursued a degree in vocal performance in NYC, Rachel realized her heart was in education. Rachel then transferred twice more before landing at Siena College to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in History Education.
Rachel felt called to higher education after working a short time as a high school social studies teacher. She began her journey with The Sage Colleges working as a specialist in the Financial Aid office. Since then, Rachel has held positions in the Student Accounts and Registrar’s Office, as well as managing the Student Services office before moving to the Admissions team as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions. Recently, she was promoted to Associate Director of Graduate Enrollment.
Rachel is finishing her Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration with Southern New Hampshire University.
Rachel enjoys working with college-bound students, especially non-traditional students, to help them navigate the college admission process. She enjoys fostering relationships with students and schools to create access to higher education.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys hiking and kayaking, playing fetch with her dog Benji, as well as cooking, singing and acting. She and her husband Will have long had the dream of moving to Maine for the beautiful landscape and friendly people. They’re excited to be calling Maine home!