Rachel is an art historian who focuses on 20th century connections between Spanish and Latin American art. She received her Master’s in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Her thesis project centered around women artists of the Surrealist movement who emigrated from Spain and France to Mexico during World War II. Her published academic writings include catalogue essays for exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hispanic Society of America.
While completing her Master's she spearheaded the Duke House Exhibition Series, a new initiative that brings contemporary art to the historic James B. Duke House, and co-curated its inaugural exhibition Intertwined. She also curated Dialectic Recollection as part of the Curatorial Collaborative, which showcased works by student artists at NYU. Rachel assisted her thesis advisor Edward J. Sullivan in organizing the Huber Colloquium on Spanish and Latin American art, and with research tasks for his book Making the Americas Modern. Her work experience includes internships in the curatorial departments of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York and the Picasso Museum in Barcelona. She joined ISLAA as a Research Assistant in May 2018.