Born and raised in Oakdale, Rachel graduated from Oakdale High School in 2009. She attended Centenary College of Louisiana and, in 2013, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
After college, Rachel attended Tulane University Law School. While at Tulane, Rachel served on the Tulane Law Review, a prestigious achievement reserved only for students in the top 10% of their class.
During her time at Tulane, Rachel interned with the Louisiana State Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit assisting the Honorable Joy Lobrano with research and writing with a focus on human trafficking cases.