Rachael is of Yankunjatjara and Arrente background and spent most of her childhood growing up in communities.
She has a long history of undertaking community engagement and development activities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations. In the capacity building roles she has held, she has used strength based and place based approaches. She has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs with both Commonwealth and State governments, worked in non-government organisations and worked closely with local government in Port Augusta City.
Rachael volunteered with the Aboriginal Community Engagement Group which involved working closely with three tiers of government around the COAG Building Blocks for the Port Augusta Community.
She has an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.