Rachel is an author, international consultant, public speaker, and an overcomer.  She is a registered nurse with over 10 years of Emergency Department experience. She is a Forensic RN certified by the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification through the International Association of Forensic Nurses in adult and adolescent sexual assault as well as pediatric sexual assault.

Rachel has a wealth of forensic nursing experience, works as a legal nurse consultant, and is licensed as a private investigator and a licensed Personal Protection Officer. Rachel harnesses the power and insights of her lived experience as a pioneer in the battle against modern-day human trafficking. Rachel has extensive knowledge of human trafficking research and first-hand experience in locating and recovering missing children. She has done extensive research with pimps and johns to better understand the demand side of trafficking. She is active in the fight against modern day slavery by working with survivors of violence and human trafficking both stateside and internationally, collaborating with several non-profits to promote best victim outcomes at a systems level.

Rachel has helped to found and serves on the board of various non-profits and consults with human trafficking organizations across the globe. She began her speaking and advising career in 2013 with her published autobiography, Taking Back the Pen. Since then, she has shared her story and insider knowledge with worldwide audiences to bring healing to sexual abuse and trafficking survivors, capture predators and offenders, and strengthen the arsenal of police chiefs and investigators as they fight to establish justice and end crime. Rachel shares insights from the field to help drive results and positive change in your work against human trafficking and violence.


  • ]Registered Nurse (RN)
  • ]B.S. in Nursing (BSN)
  • ]Certified by the Commission for Forensic Nursing Certification
  • ] Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certified – Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A®)
  • ] Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certified – Pediatric (SANE-P®)
  • ]First-hand in locating and recovering missing children
  • ]Licensed Private Investigator
  • ]Licensed Personal Protection Officer
  • ]Strangulation Training by the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
  • ]Legal Nurse Consultant
  • ]Forensic Nurse Examiner


Survivor-Informed Training

Strangulation Training

Legal Nurse Consulting

Clinical Experience

Forensic Nursing

Motivational Speaking

Medical Education


Private Investigation

Forensic Nursing

Scientific Background

Human Trafficking Training (Law Enforcement/Legal)

Human Trafficking Training (Medical)


Frequently Asked Questions

Does Rachel travel for speaking events or do them virtually?

Rachel is able to present live stateside or internationally in person or virtually. Request via the contact form and she can provide a contract to go over the details of travel arrangements and fees.

What types of audience do you train?

Healthcare, law-enforcement, first responders, FBI, district attorney’s offices, judicial staff, attorneys, children’s advocacy centers (CAC), churches, communities. Please feel free to reach out by email and let Rachel know who your target audience is and what the theme of the presentation requested is and the topic to be imparted.

Does Rachel work as a legal consult for the prosecution or defense?

Rachel is able to testify in state and federal courts for both the prosecution and defense. She can also testify in civil cases. The science does not change regardless of the facts of the case. She can consult on cases or testify as an expert. Please reach out via email to discuss further details.

If I want to screen the documentary, is Rachel able to travel to my city to be a part of the event?

If you would like to have Rachel as a part of your film screening, premiere in your area to speak, or be a part of the event in general please reach out and discuss travel and fees and details surrounding hosting an event in your city.

Can Rachel speak to individuals or groups and advise them on career paths they can take or share your journey to get to where you have gotten in life?

If you would like to have Rachel speak to a group about her life journey, and to assist in life path goals for you as an individual or for a particular audience, please reach out to utilize her services in life coaching assistance to book a zoom or in-person consultation.

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About Rachel

Rachel is an author, motivational speaker, leader in the fight against trafficking, advocate of trafficking victims, and a lived experience expert. She shares her story and gives her painful past a powerful purpose and gives a voice back to the voiceless.




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