Rachel has been with AERC since 2019. Prior to coming to AERC, she was a zookeeper for seven years at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, and she worked for primary care veterinary clinics for several years as well.

Rachel enjoys the outdoors, and more specifically, fishing, canoeing, camping, hiking, birding, and staying at cabins! She gets lots of that (plus her family!) in Minnesota; however, while she’s happy to be home, it’s also hard to beat having lived on the Oregon coast – with the elk and the mountains.