Rachel began photography while completing her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College, graduating in 2005. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions, and has been printed in American Photo, B&W Magazine, COLOR magazine, Black & white UK Magazine, Diffusion Magazine and LensWork. In 2010, her series Field Notes was included in Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50. She was an Artist-in-Residence at RayKo Photo Center in summer 2013.
In recent years, Rachel has collaborated with photographers Dorothy Gantenbein and Robert Kato to develop—and eventually teach—hybrid photographic techniques combining historical processes and new technologies that push the boundaries of how a photograph can be made and defined.
Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in addition to art, she works from an 8x15 foot office built on a flatbed trailer teaching dyslexic and homeschooled children.