Rachel has contributed to the design of MVVA’s planning projects at scales ranging from campuses to urban master plans. In addition to project management, she develops writing and communications support for a wide array of MVVA projects and promotional material. She has written and co-written articles about MVVA's work, and she contributed an essay on MVVA's plazas to the book Reconstructing Urban Landscapes. She presented MVVA's work to the 2008 Designing the Parks conference hosted by the National Park Service and to the 2009 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) conference in Rio de Janeiro.
Rachel earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Columbia University, a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Washington. She joined MVVA in 2001.