During her time at the University of Texas at Austin, she was involved in many activities and societies. She was a part of Delta Sigma Theta, and was the Vice President of the African American Culture Committee, among others. 
She worked as an inter for a Public defender in Milwaukee and also as a legal intern for the Milwaukee Bucks. She then moved to back to Texas where she served as an attorney for several years. She worked for Cooper and Scully in her hometown of Dallas. 
It has been revealed by many fans on around the internet who share an interest in the Reality tv series that is the Bachelor, that Rachel goes very far with Viall. At each encounter and date, apparently the two got along very well. Some have written that since Viall grew up in the town of Waukesha which is close to the Marquette University Campus.