Rachel received her BS in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 2015. She has spent 3.5 years with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management as their Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program Manager. Rachel manages her State’s cooperative agreements and works closely with cities and towns to fund the assessment of brownfields suffering from underutilization, vacancy, decay, and fires. Rachel has presented her knowledge regarding brownfields at several workshops hosted by the State. Rachel is also an active member of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) Brownfields Focus Group, in which she is the Region 1 liaison.