Passionate about both arts and education, Rachel has proudly served as Program Assistant for the NHSI since fall 2014. Rachel received her BFA in Acting from Missouri State University (MSU) in Springfield, MO. Since moving to Chicago she continues to pursue her passions in acting, education, and community engagement. Rachel performs with a Chicago based, all-female improv troupe, Cease & Desist. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty at the Metropolis School of Performing Arts in Arlington Heights where she teaches various acting and improvisation courses. An innovative instructor, Rachel is constantly looking for ways to expand programming and offer new opportunities to students.