Rachel is currently a program coordinator for Student Activities and Involvement at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She received her M.Ed. in College Student Affairs from Penn State University and a B.S. in Rehabilitative Services from the University of Florida. Rachel has worked in student affairs for 5 years and loves working with students as they develop into leaders who become contributing members of society. She believes international travel is one of the best ways for people to grow and learn and has previously traveled to South Africa, Poland, and Israel. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys long distance running (she has run 2 marathons and 7 half marathons), reading, volunteering at the county crisis center, and spending time, especially outdoors, with friends and family. She is thrilled to be joining the Spring 2013 voyage and getting the chance to interact with so many brave students who decided to embark on this exciting journey.