Rachael attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance, and Psychology. While in school she was able to study abroad for a semester at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. She also interned at Dakota County Corrections where she worked alongside probation officers supervising low risk adult offenders. Her professional experience includes managing and mentoring at-risk youth as part of an employment training program.