Rachel graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in Earth and Space Science Education. She taught in public schools for four years before coming to Discovery Ranch and loved working with students and learning more about the universe. Wanting to gain experience in the private sector, she is now working full time in the Education department of a software company in Provo training new and existing employees. She’s excited about teaching at Discovery Ranch because of the mission-driven ideals and focus on kids. Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing students gain interest in something they hadn’t previously known about or cared for. She loves exercise – especially running, cycling, swimming, and hiking. She competes in triathlons and marathons and wants to do an Ironman one day. She also loves to travel, listen to music, take pictures, try new foods, learn new things, and read. Her very favorite thing above all, though, is spending time with her family and her dog.