Rachel graduated from MIT in 1996 with a degree in Biology with a literature minor. She has worked in a wide range of fields since then, including database software, dog training, and knitting pattern design. Before joining IACS in 2017 as a guest instructor in the math department, her teaching experience was primarily small-group and private tutoring in math, science, and SAT prep. Ms. Molenaar has three children, all students at IACS. Her hobbies include handbell ringing, competitive dog agility, and knitting.