Rachael moved to Vermont in 2020 just in time to tap her first maple tree. Before moving to Vermont, she received a Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Pratt Institute in New York. Her studies focused primarily on youth services in public libraries and digital archiving. She spent the last few years as a children's librarian at Moretown Library and the New York Public Library where she served on the Best Book For Kids committee, selecting the top books of the year. She believes strongly that all children deserve to see themselves in the pages of books. In 2017 her library received the Heckscher Prize for Outstanding Service to Children and Youth.
Rachael enjoys picture books, preparing vegetarian feasts, campfires, and exploring the Green Mountains with her partner and doofy dog. She always keeps extra dog treats and googly-eyes in her wallet for emergency deployment. She looks forward to immersing herself in the world of Waldorf education and sharing her passion for stories and play with the children at Rainbow Gardens.