Rachel is a university professor and women’s soccer coach with a Doctorate in Mindfulness Research and a master’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Psychology.
In January 2019, Rachel was named a Presidential Scholar in recognition for her service to society and dedication to intellectual growth. She holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in sport psychology and a Bachelor’s in Physical Education with an emphasis in athletic training.
Rachel brings decades of experience as a certified mental coach and mental skills consultant for university sports teams since 2010 and a NATABOC-certified athletic trainer since 2000. She has also spent over two decades coaching collegiate women’s soccer at the NCAA and NAIA levels across the United States.
Rachel’s passion for empowering students, athletes, and people of all ages have been the catalyst for her doctoral research in mindfulness. She aims to make mindfulness an approachable, accessible tool that people can use to become the best version of themselves.
When she’s not in the classroom or on the field, Rachel enjoys music, traveling the world, and watching women’s soccer at the highest levels worldwide.