A west Tennessee native, Rachel attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, receiving a bachelor’s degree of science with a molecular biology and biochemistry concentration. After moving to Nashville and prior to law school, Rachel managed regulatory affairs, reviewed data analytics, and drafted journal manuscripts for clinical studies at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and Sarah Cannon Research Development Innovations. Rachel developed her interest in the law through her admiration for and encouragement from her attorney friends as well as her deep respect for good public policy.
Rachel earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Belmont University College of Law, where she was the Managing Editor for the Health Law Journal, selected as a member of the Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition Team, and served as President of the American Constitution Society. During law school, Rachel worked as a research assistant for Professor Lynn Zehrt, reviewing employment discrimination trends on both a state and federal level. She externed at the Tennessee Justice Center which still serves as one of her favorite nonprofit organizations. Rachel also completed several field placements with the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee and Honorable Senior Judge Nixon with the Middle District Court of Tennessee. Rachel earned Best Performance Awards for Legal Information and Communications I and Employment Discrimination.
When Rachel is not assisting clients, you can find her working out at the Margaret Maddox East Nashville YMCA, cheering on her daughter, Reese, at the soccer field, or enjoying southern cuisine with her partner for life, Tyler.