Rachel is a Texas native with a strong sense of wanderlust. When not traveling, you will find her with a cup of coffee in one hand and a good book in the other. With an innate desire to learn about other cultures, Rachel graduated from Tarleton State University in 2014 with a bachelors in International Business.
Currently, Rachel works as a personal banker for an Austin-based credit union with over three years of banking and organizational treasury experience. Rachel is excited to use the knowledge she has gained to strengthen and widen The Unmentionables reach to continue helping and making a difference in the refugee community.
When was a time you needed assistance with something that seemed unmentionable at the time? A situation that you would not have been able to get through without tangible support?
In the past two years I have lost three family members, two unexpectedly. I had a difficult time grieving openly while others in my family were affected as well. I wanted to be strong for them so they could process what was happening. The sadness I felt seemed like a burden and unmentionable to others. I pushed my emotions away and ultimately, amplified the emotions when I felt them. Fortunately, I have wonderful friends and family that recognized the pain I was causing myself and help me work through the emotional grief.