Rachel is from Des Peres, MO, just outside Saint Louis. She graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from Illinois State University in May of 2018. During her sophomore year, she did crystal engineering research under Professor Chris Hamaker. In her junior year, she explored [5+2] cycloadditions under the supervision of Dr. Andy Mitchell. Finally, during her senior year, she developed new reactions to make carbinolamides for kinetic studies. In the Brown group, Rachel is currently working on [2+2] cycloadditions. Her hobbies include cooking, classic film, and horseback riding.
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd