Rachel was born in the UK but moved to Halifax, Canada when she was four years old. Growing up in Eastern Canada, Rachel loved spending time at the beach, hiking in the woods and playing sports. When she was sixteen, her passion for international affairs brought her to Vancouver Island to study at Pearson College UWC where she fell in love with paddling and the Pacific Northwest.
Currently, Rachel studies Economics and Public Policy at the University of Ottawa while working part-time in the Canadian Parliament. Last summer she spent a month and a half traveling Europe and she is very excited to be headed on exchange to France in the Fall. Rachel is also an avid bike tourist and has biked through northern France, Atlantic Canada and over the Rocky Mountains. She is thrilled to be back on the West Coast for the summer and is looking forward to meeting you out on the water!