Rachel began photography while completing her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College. Her work has been published widely and included in numerous exhibitions, including recent solo shows at Catherine Couturier Gallery, RayKo Photo Center (in conjunction with her artist-residency there), and Jack Fischer Gallery (with John Hundt). In 2010, her series Field Notes was included in Photolucida's Critical Mass Top 50. Treadwell Press published her artist book "Fixed" in 2014.
In recent years, Rachel has collaborated with a core group of fellow photographers to develop and refine hybrid photographic techniques combining historical processes and new technologies.
Rachel lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and in addition to art, she works from an 8x15 foot office built on a flatbed trailer teaching dyslexic and homeschooled children.