Originally from Pennsylvania and after spending much of her life on the east coast, Rachelle is proud to call Colorado her home. She finds purpose through helping others and building meaningful relationships, so it was not long into her career that she realized the nonprofit sector is where she belonged. Contributing to the mission of DSF aligns perfectly with her love of education and continuous desire to keep learning. Rachelle is a first generation college graduate and passionate about the opportunity to help students recognize that a college education does not have to be a dream, much like she thought it was. Her background includes over six years in major gifts fundraising and nonprofit development, two years in corporate sales, and three years in local government event coordination and management. Rachelle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida. In her current role, Rachelle is responsible for moving existing donors to the next level of giving and engaging potential donors to provide significant financial support for DSF programs. Rachelle is also passionate about art, traveling, food, giving back to the community, staying active, and spending time with family and friends. Learn more about Rachelle on LinkedIn.