Rachael is a descendant of Ngāti Rangitihi, Te Arawa. She was born in the Manawatū and raised in Mount Maunganui.
She has a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) and National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia). Prior to joining the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) in 2017, Rachael worked as a reporter in Auckland. Her time at the MHF has been incredibly rewarding – she thrives on working in a field and workplace that has a positive impact on communities.
Outside of work, you can find Rachael enjoying the many hikes and trials Aotearoa has to offer, being by the ocean and chasing sunsets.