Rachel began working in the restaurant industry at age 16 and continued into upscale and fine dining throughout college. While pursuing a bachelors degree in finance, she continued developing a passion for wine, food and service, then completed her CMS Introductory Exam this past January. Her love for wine and all that comes along with the industry quickly jumped ahead of any aspirations to crunch numbers, creating a new career path. She is now managing, bartending and assisting with the wine list at Crú Food & Wine Bar in Alpharetta, GA while working towards her CMS Certified Exam.
"I am honored and feel inspired by receiving the Fuel Your Dreams scholarship. I have found a passion in this industry that has inspired me and continues to grow exponentially. I’m immensely excited to see where it takes me.”