She obtained her PhD in 2019 with a dissertation titled Pedagogical Focus Influences Reactions to Uncertainty. She is interested in learning and motivation. Her passion lies in helping people thrive in a world that is filled with uncertainty. She investigates whether the current educational system is preparing its students for such kind of future and, if not, what we can do to improve that. Rachel was a postdoc with Patrician Chen at the National University of Singapore and is now a senior researcher at A*STAR – Agency for Science, Technology and Research.