Rachel was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in political science. Currently, she is pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Louisville. Her interests include exercising, sports, and spending time with family, friends, and my dogs. Rachel graduated high school at age 15. As a 16-year-old freshman in college, she had a literature review published in a college textbook. She is a former Mrs. Kentucky. In 2001, she signed a recording contract and had an album that was distributed and sold nationwide. She has also received numerous awards, accolades, and accomplishments in the political arena.