What You Want To Know
In 2013, after building websites for over ten years, Rachel taught herself Python and Ruby through Team Treehouse and Coursera. She then enrolled in Bloc's Full Stack Web Development boot camp while also working as a land development coordinator for San Luis Obispo's largest planned development.
After a couple of months, she decided to go all in. Rachel quit her job and spent the winter of 2014 on the island of Crete, where she completely focused on her studies, finished four Rails projects, and completed the program. She now works as a full stack Ruby on Rails developer for a financial tech company in Northern California.
Rachel is on an award-winning two-person team that is about to launch a SEC/FINRA compliant chat app for financial advisors. She is responsible for the fully responsive user interface, as well as some backend development. Rachel volunteers as an instructor for Women Who Code in Sacramento. She is excited to have recently joined Latinas in STEM, and looks forward to working with their professional development program.
Rachel started pursuing higher education when she was 16 years old at UCSB. She took her first graduate level class when she was 18.
Rachel was a philosphy major and history minor. She earned a 3.4 cumulative GPA and graduated at age 20.
Rachel earned a 4.0 GPA at the 2002 UC Education Abroad Program in upper-division history and philosophy courses.
Rachel earned a 4.0 in a graduate-level summer intensive in the Classical Tibetan language. She began in the beginner class and nine weeks later finished the course in the advanced class.
Rachel completed a full stack online web development bootcamp in Ruby on Rails, half while working full-time and the other half while living abroad in Greece.
Full stack Ruby on Rails projects and one WordPress project. To see the code, visit Rachel's GitHub account.
A community where users discuss non-office jobs, find job mentors, and peruse non-office job listings. Rachel's capstone project for Bloc.
A community where users share their Jack Russell/Chihuahua mixes predominantly through photo galleries. A personal project.
Users create self-destructing todo lists that use a rake task to destroy todos if they are not marked complete after seven days. A Bloc project.
A Wikipedia clone that accepts Stripe payments for account upgrades. A Bloc project.
Social bookmarking with email integration using Mailgun, Omniauth for Facebook login, and Embedly for URL previews. A Bloc project.
WordPress site featuring Argentina’s former #1 men’s professional tennis player, Juan Martin del Potro. Within three months had all-access press pass to cover his tournament where he was defending his title against Roger Federer in Switzerland.
April 2016 Sat on FEM Tech Panel at UC Berkeley and discussed life as a web developer.
Rachel wrote, edited, and self-published two novels in one year. She landed her first literary agent shortly thereafter. Want to check out her first novel? It's available on Kindle.
What People Say About
[Rachel] seems to have that special knack for quality that seems to be the mark of an exceptional developer: she understands that quality for quality's sake a is a worthwhile pursuit. She would rather work hard than settle for subpar performance.
Michael Pell (Bloc mentor)
[Rachel] is dedicated, driven, fast learner and a self-starter. She's a joy to be around and is very passionate about building amazing user experiences in Ruby on Rails.
Jose Sanchez (Bloc mentor)
Rachel worked for my non-profit volunteering as an instructor for HTML/CSS for a month. Besides being extremely knowledgeable in these languages, she was also able to instruct well, addressing the concerns and questions of each attendee. Her teaching method was creative involving hands-on training for the attendees using HTML framework she had already created for them to play around in. She is efficient and has very good technical skills - sure to excel in any technical field.
Shruti Sethi (Women Who Code Sacramento)
Rachel motivates and encourages everyone to do their best.
Curtis Ware (Subject Matter Expert, Redtail Technology)
Rachel is the go to person for code things in my office.
Justin Aquino (Intern Extraordinaire, Redtail Technology)
How To Get In Touch
Located in Sacramento, California
Email : email@example.com