About Rachel

As a trauma survivor and a harmed patient, I have developed a passion for being a voice for the voiceless.

While I had been doing public speaking and volunteering for various causes since high-school, my journey took a very personal turn in 2006 when I suffered permanent adverse reactions from a commonly prescribed antibiotic called Levaquin. Since then, I have used my experience as a harmed patient to advocate for others and work in partnership with established consumer and patient-safety advocacy groups and agencies.

The experiences I have had and people I have met led me to many opportunities and partnerships-both within patient-safety, and in other causes I am passionate about.  Some of my current roles and recent projects include:

Consultant and writer

Public speaker

  • Domestic violence.
  • Patient education and empowerment
  • Sexual assault
  • Pharmacogenomics

Webinars and virtual series’

  • Speak Up (domestic violence and sexual assault)
  • Real Talk with Rachel (patient safety)

Cinematographer  Founder and CEO of Courage to Continue Productions. Current active projects include: