Rachel has been passionate about working with young people for some time. Her natural leadership skills were well exercised as she led peers in netball, debating and tutoring teams at school. Outside of school she displayed a high level of community involvement which included participation in Bible studies at her church, attending a local Theocratic Ministry school, as well as Tongan Language classes.
Dave Christie, Head of Logistics at the time at Warehouse Stationery said "We wanted to keep in line with the vision of First Foundation - to find a student with untapped potential who makes a positive influence to benefit her community. We chose Rachel because she clearly has heaps of untapped potential. She has demonstrated immense drive and commitment to date."
Rachel graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Auckland. She is currently Practice Nurse at Greenstone Family Clinic and completing her post graduate certificate in Nursing. he wishes to be come a Nurse Practitioner.