Prior to joining Democracy Forward, Rachel was a Clinical Fellow and Staff Attorney with the Civil Litigation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was lead counsel on APA, FOIA, and other public interest cases. Rachel has argued motions and appeals in state and federal courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining the Clinic, she was an associate at Covington & Burling, LLP, where she practiced insurance litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice.

Rachel clerked for Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and Judge Robin S. Rosenbaum of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Rachel graduated from Yale Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

Rachel is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.