After wearing many hats in the nonprofit sector, Rachel decided to revamp her wardrobe and pick up the mic at Flocabulary. Having come from working for a social enterprise, Rachel was excited to continue working for a mission driven organization that combines her passion for education and music with her background in sales and business development. Rachel has always been socially conscious and graduated with a specialized degree in Multicultural Studies and Social Justice. Rachel worked her way through college as a preschool teacher, afterschool counselor and nanny (and in her spare time busted out in song and dance.) Rachel is proud to be a part of Flocabulary and hopes to help bring educational hip hop into schools across America.
With the end of the Iraq War and the drawdown of the War in Afghanistan , there was some question as to what to do with MRAPs, as they were designed specifically for asymmetric warfare . The Army decided they would keep them in some sort of service post-war. Of the approximately 20,000 MRAPs in service, 30 percent (6,000) will stay in brigade combat teams as troop transports and route clearance vehicles, 10 percent (2,000) will be used for training, and 60 percent (12,000) will go into storage. MRAPs are to be superseded by the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle when it enters service in 2016. It still may be used until 2022, when the JLTV is in use in sufficient numbers.