Rachel was born in Brampton, Canada in 1991. She soon after returned to her mother’s home country of Trinidad and Tobago. She obtained an Honors degree in Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies double major in Finance and Financial Economics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
During her studies Rachel used her summers to intern or volunteer. This consisted of a summer as a management trainee at Republic Bank Ltd. In the Trinidad Head office location, a volunteer in Aid to the Church in Madrid, Spain and an intern at Small Scale Sustainable Development Fund in Bangalore, India. It was in India were Rachel developed a keen interest in law and policy and its economic effects by trying to prove that government promoted financing for alternative energy for below the poverty line individuals is sustainable.
After obtaining her undergraduate degree she returned to Trinidad to work as a Risk Consultant at Ernst and Young Caribbean. During her two years there she was allowed to work further with policy in the private sector. She also is in the process of furthering her knowledge in the financial field having just passed her level 1 Chartered Financial Analyst exam.
Wanting to expand her knowledge in the field of international economic policy and law, Rachel joined the IELPO program in hopes to use it to make a positive impact with the knowledge gained.