Born and raised in Chicago - Rachel moved to Seattle for her masters degree at University of Washington- Seattle, and has called Washington state home ever since. She is a software developer with an interest in database design, API’s, and system architecture. She enjoys problem solving and collaborating with her colleagues to implement thoughtfully written, scalable code. Rachel has a passion for transparent and effective government. She’s thrilled to be helping further that cause at NextRequest. When not coding, she enjoys hiking, climbing, and skiing in the Pacific Northwest.