Rachel comes to Marshall from Chicago via New York via the entertainment industry. She did her undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Hispanic Studies at Columbia University in NYC, then moved to LA to begin her career as an assistant in the lit department at Creative Artists Agency. From there, she found a home at Illumination Entertainment where she worked under Founder & CEO, Chris Meledandri, which cemented her passion for storytelling as well as the strategy behind growing a studio. As Story Coordinator, she managed a global, freelance team of storyboard artists for animated features including Secret Life of Pets and Despicable Me 3. Rachel has also worked at FX Networks (in current series) and Tongal (a startup in the digital video space, where she Executive Produced a 14-episode animated series). Rachel lives in Sawtelle Japantown so has become quite an expert in LA’s best ramen. She enjoys climbing, hiking, and watching horror movies.
Favorite Film: Alien