Rachel

Mentor + Essay Coach

Rachel harnesses the power of language and storytelling in college admissions, partnering with her students to distill their life experiences and academic feats into compelling personal narratives that stand out at top-choice programs.

Location: 
Austin, TX

Education:
MD Candidate 2023, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
MS, Health Care Transformation, The University of Texas at Austin
BSA, Neuroscience, The University of Texas at Austin

Bio:
An essay coach with Moon Prep, Rachel partners with her students to craft compelling personal narratives that showcase their individuality, their life experiences, and their academic accomplishments. As a medical mentor, Rachel is a natural teacher who prides herself on empowering students to achieve their goals and develop essays that leave a lasting impression on admissions officers. With an impressive portfolio of research and extracurricular accomplishments in college, she understands how to translate significant experiences and communicate lessons learned, bringing this invaluable perspective to her mentorship style and guiding her students to cultivate essays that will inspire. She personally uses the power of words to process experiences in medicine from a humanistic lens.

Alongside her mentoring at Moon Prep, Rachel is currently a fourth-year medical student at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. As an M4 in a competitive program with few spots, she offers her students coveted insights into what separates good and great applications, drawing on her own successful admission, her command of persuasive essays, and her lifelong mentoring experiences as a Health Careers Collaborative high school student coach, a Livestrong At School program mentor, a college peer advisor, and a camp counselor. As Rachel completed her master’s degree in health care transformation during medical school, she used her many writing assignments as an opportunity to hone her persuasive communication skills to promote healthcare innovation strategies. Over the years, Rachel has helped many pre-med students craft their essays with great success. As a published poet with her work featured in a virtual art gallery, she also plans to become a physician-writer in the future.

Prior to Moon Prep, Rachel has extensive experience across research, clinical settings, leadership, mentorship, and community service. At the Livestrong Cancer Institutes with UT Health Austin, she has presented her QI and qualitative research at multiple healthcare conferences, receiving an oral presentation award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As an undergraduate student, she was a general student representative for the Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum (UMEC) Committee, she served as president of the Oncology Student Interest Group, and she volunteered with several Austin-based outreach programs for the homeless. After college, Rachel cycled 4,000 miles cross-country to raise money for cancer, demonstrating her passion for teamwork and coordination to achieve the seemingly impossible. Rachel has also co-published and presented research on palliative care indicators and outcomes for cancer patients, harm reduction services, mosquito-borne diseases, and oncology patient experiences. She is a Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Scholarship Recipient and in 2020 she earned the class superlative for Most Likely to Cure Cancer.