Originally from the mountains of North Carolina, Rachel got her degree in Environmental Health Sciences from UNC-Chapel Hill—Go Heels! After spending a few years in a vaccine research lab, Rachel made her way to Austin with her husband Nick and fur baby Gunther in June 2018. This was Gunther’s first time flying, and introduced the complexity of pet travel. She was ecstatic to find a job that combined travel, pets, and co-workers that work hard and care about their work. She spends her free time exploring local and state parks, cooking from scratch whenever possible, vermicomposting and nerding out on video games.