Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State University in San Marcos. Rachel has worked in consulting since 2008 and in that time has participated in numerous presence/absence surveys and territory mapping for the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo as well as presence/absence surveys for the Salado salamander (Eurycea chisholmensis) and listed karst invertebrates. She holds a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientific research permit (TE217655-1) for the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia), Black-capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla), and listed karst invertebrates occurring in Williamson, Travis, and Bexar counties, Texas. Rachel has conducted numerous wetland delineations and co-authored a variety of NEPA documents during her consulting career. She is pre-certified to conduct wetland delineations, protected species determinations, and biological surveys for TxDOT. Rachel has also worked as a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where she authored 90-day findings for the Jollyville Plateau salamander (Eurycea tonkawae) and the San Felipe Gambusia (Gambusia clarkhubbsi) and co-authored the 12-month finding for the Jollyville Plateau salamander and Critical Habitat designation for the Devil’s River minnow (Dionda diaboli).