Rachelle holds a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in Historic Preservation from the University of Kentucky, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In addition, she earned a museum studies certificate from Northwestern University. She has twelve cumulative years of experience as a preservationist, educator, and museum administrator.
Most recently, she has served as the director of education, assistant director, and interim director for Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in St. Leonard.  Rachelle joined the Calvert Marine Museum staff in September as the Deputy Director for Education and Special Programs.  She is a native of Delaware and has lived in Calvert County for the past five years.