Hailing from rural Western New York, Racheal majors in environmental geosicences with a minor in geographic information systems (GIS). She is interested in environmental education and its relation to public policy, but also dabbles in climate change research. An avid helper of kids, she has spent time tutoring and mentoring them at various after school programs. She currently works in Buffalo Public School 59 as part of the NSF ISEP grant to boost student interest in STEM fields, and teaches course content in a one-on-one setting to students most in need of academic improvement. Racheal also hopes to publish her paper on using peer mediation as a means for conflict resolution and ultimately work with Buffalo Public Schools to improve conflict resolution policies. After completing her undergraduate studies, Racheal plans to pursue a job in climate change research that incorporates GIS technology. Her ultimate professional aspiration is to obtain her doctorate in soil science, become a professor at the collegiate level teaching environmental health, and continue to work with schools to boost environmental education programs. A life goal is to one day visit the volcanic beaches of Iceland.