A CAES alumnus and former UGA Ag Fellow, Rachel serves as the college’s Director of Policy, Government and Corporate Affairs.
Since receiving her BS degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a minor in Environmental Law from UGA, she has worked in various capacities in Washington, D.C. Her positions in D.C. included:
- Professional Staff for the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies. In this role she maintained oversight authority and discretionary budget authority for several agencies within USDA and drafted the annual appropriations bill that allocated over $20 billion in discretionary funds.
- Legislative Assistant for Senators Perdue and Chambliss. She managed a portfolio of issues including agriculture, conservation, nutrition, forestry and rural development.
- Executive Assistant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry for Ranking Member Chambliss.