Rachel Wilkins-Thurman is one of three sibliings. She came to Massachusetts in June 2005 for her career. She works as a Power Systems Engineer in the Electric Utility Industry. She is originally from Northeast Ohio and has been married going on 18 years. She has two daughters ages 12 and 3. The three year old has Trisomy 21/Down syndrome. She is active in her church serving as a Minister, Praise and Worship Leader, and leading a small group of girls called Young Girls Pressing Forward (Y.G.P.F.) in Math, Science and Biblical principles. Some of her favorite hobbies are singing, cooking, sewing, watching movies, spending quality time with family, and traveling.