Since being inspired by her first experience of teaching a class of thirty at the age of 15 Rachel has developed teaching resources and courses for children and adults. Her love of nature and the British countryside spurred her on to pursuing a career in conservation. She completed her degree in Ecology and Conservation in 2003. Since then has experienced working for the National Trust as a learning discovery warden, field teacher, warden and a recruiter. In 2009 she started to work for the Young People’s Trust for the Environment as Southeast education officer. She also develops and runs field classes for the gifted and talented for West Sussex County Council in art, nature and geography.
Rachel really enjoys visiting schools around Sussex delivering talks and presentations for YPTE. She particularly likes to create interactive tools and presentation slides, getting young people really involved with the talks and inspiring them to look after the wonderful world we live in. The rest of her time is spent working with fabrics and ceramics.