Rachel was born in the Hunan Province of China, but spent all the years of her life growing up in Haslett, Michigan. She has had an interest in the performing arts since a young age, taking dance lessons since she was 3 years old (dancing is something she still enjoys today). She graduated from Michigan State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science, interested in everything and never quite sure what to focus on. Throughout college, she discovered a passion for education and working with young people through various student and volunteer organizations. After graduating, she moved to the Twin Cities to serve two years of AmeriCorps with the college access program, College Possible. She loved supporting 38 inspiring students at Johnson Senior High School through their junior and senior years, as they explored their passions, leadership, and goals both inside and outside of school. In addition to working with Project Success, Rachel is an usher part-time at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul. Rachel is incredibly excited to work with Project Success, and continue building relationships with students, school staff, community partners, and the entire Project Success team!