Rachel was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, where she received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University in 2000.

After moving to Albuquerque, NM, Rachel began to pursue her life-long passion for acting, starting out in community theater productions such as Neil Simon's 'Barefoot in the Park'. Thanks to a thriving film industry in New Mexico, she began working in feature films, including ‘Let Me In’ starring Chloe Moretz Grace and ‘As Cool As I Am’ starring Claire Danes.  While in New Mexico, Rachel starred in the hit YouTube webseries, 'Enter the Dojo', which now has over 6 million views on YouTube.

In 2012, Rachel began performing stand-up comedy and fell in love with its madness and met some of the best people. She moved to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue stand-up full-time, and has since performed at The World Famous Comedy Store and Flappers Comedy Club.

While in LA, she also studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Rachel can also be seen on the TV show ‘Criminal Minds’ playing a super creepy child abductor.

In addition to acting, Rachel has produced several short films, including the popular festival selection, 'Bad Service'. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her dog, Buddy.