Rachel Williams is an Analyst for a Fortune 500 Financial Services company which proudly serves military members and their families. Throughout her career, she has gained experience within the areas of Banking, Wealth Management/Financial Planning, Human Resources, Quality Assurance and most recently Enterprise Risk and Compliance. Through both professional and volunteer experiences, she has gained an interest and passion to promote financial literacy and is currently working to establish a non-profit to teach minority women the skills needed to effectively manage money/budget and create generational wealth.
Rachel is a graduate of Texas State University — San Marcos with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology and has also earned her Master's in Human Science with emphasis in Leadership and Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio. She holds professional certifications from HR Certification Institute (HRCI) as well as Human Capital Institute, respectively.
A former Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Rachel was featured in the May/June 2016 edition of San Antonio Woman Magazine where she shared about the importance of diversity, cultural awareness and appreciation as well as life skills learned within the Girl Scout industry. It was through her involvement with Girl Scouts that she learned the importance of giving back to her community, developed as a leader and found her voice to advocate for those in need.
Rachel is a former Domestic Violence counselor with Family Assistance Crisis Team sponsored by the San Antonio Police Department where she provided crisis intervention services to victims and their families, provided referrals to Bexar County Family Justice Center as well as other community resources and agencies. In addition, Rachel also served on her church's High School Education Ministry as a co-facilitator of "Ready, Set, Go" College Prep and SAT Workshop and the annual Youth Investment Competition. Her love for personal finance and education provided Rachel the opportunity to volunteer with Junior Achievement, where she teaches basic financial literacy curriculum to elementary students as well as participates in the JA for a Day event providing real-world concepts to heighten awareness and the skill-set needed to make good economic decisions.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Rachel recently relocated to Florida and is quickly adjusting to life as a Floridian. She is a former half marathon runner and triathlete and enjoys hiking, trail runs and photography. When not working she enjoys ministry work and spending time with her husband.