Rachelle attended the University of North Texas, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She then went on to attend Creighton University School of Law and is a member of the Nebraska Bar Association. Following law school, Rachelle pursued her interest in advocacy and public interest by working in public health areas primarily focused on maternal and child health, health disparities, and Medicaid advocacy. Rachelle briefly left the world of maternal child health to serve as a Grant Officer for Douglas County, Nebraska where she worked to develop projects and write grants in support of restorative criminal justice. She was delighted to return to working on issues of concern to women’s health by joining the Susan T. Buffett Foundation. Rachelle has been at the Foundation since 2007 and currently serves as the Senior Program Officer (U.S. Program) responsible for Social Change programs which includes grant making in the areas of policy and advocacy, culture change, movement building, and leadership development.