Rachel is a native of Weare and is running as a Democrat. She received a bachelor’s degree in Media and Journalism with a minor in American Politics from the University of Hartford in 2015. She has been a political reporter since 2009 and has worked for a variety of news outlets, including internships at WMUR-TV in Manchester, WTIC-TV in Hartford, Conn., and New England Cable News in Newton, Ma.

After graduation, she moved to print news, working at the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va., The Chief-Leader in New York City, and the Londonderry Times in Londonderry. She is currently the editor of Weare In The World.

In September 2017, she was appointed to the Weare Town Cable Committee, where she creates programs for the public access channel, including a documentary about FIRST robotics. Her earliest political memory is voting for now-Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for governor at a 'kids vote' event in 1996 and her favorite political memory is hiking in Shenandoah National Park for a story with Va. Sen. Tim Kaine.