Rachel grew up in The Woodlands, Texas and graduated from the University of Washington, Seattle, with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in the Comparative History of Ideas in 2017. During her time at UW, Rachel worked as a research assistant in Dr. Katie McLaughlin’s Stress and Development Lab and in the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy. After graduating, Rachel spent a year serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Nashville, TN, where she worked as a college access counselor. At SNAP, Rachel is a lab manager and the lead research coordinator for the Early Life Stress, Puberty, and Neural Trajectories study. Rachel is broadly interested in examining how disruptions in emotion regulation and reward sensitivity confer risk for the development of depressive symptoms using a cognitive-interpersonal approach. She is also interested in leveraging technology and ambulatory assessments to improve the prediction and treatment of depression. She’s passionate about the intersection of clinical psychology and public health. In the future, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. When Rachel’s not in the lab, you can find her traveling, searching for the best guacamole in the Bay Area, or cuddling with her cat, Naomi, while reading a good book (or re-reading Harry Potter, Rachel’s proudly a Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hybrid).