Rachel Mark is an educator, mom, wife and outdoors-lover from Southern Vermont. Rachel was a middle school literacy and social studies teacher for 16 years and loves working with people young and old. She currently works for the University of Vermont, where she is also a student earning her doctorate in education. When Rachel is not learning and researching, she loves to play. She balances her busy life with yoga and outdoor fun in nature. Hiking and being outdoors is her favorite way to recharge her metaphorical batteries.