Rachel, an RN and international board certified lactation consultant, has been active in the support and education of breastfeeding for over 18 years. She was one of the founding members of the Chittenden County Breastfeeding Coalition. Rachel has worked with new families as a postpartum nurse and lactation consultant since 2007 on the maternity floor at the University of Vermont Medical Center and was a pediatric nurse in an outpatient office for 10 years. She was an integral part of expanding pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM) availability in the newborn nursery at UVMMC and is the co-executive director of the Vermont Donor Milk Center at Evolution Prenatal & Family. Rachel is a single mother to a teenage daughter and is currently in graduate school earning a master of nursing education.