Rachel Clark was born and raised in Fowler, California (just south of Fresno). She received her B.S. in Animal Ecology from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She has been birding since the tender age of nine, and has spent the past decade working in the realm of natural resources, both in the Midwest and in California. The bulk of Rachel’s experience in natural resources involves avian biology, which is her true passion. She has worked for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University, Carroll County Conservation (Carroll, Iowa), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and The Institute for Bird Populations. Currently, she is working as biologist with three different environmental consulting firms, and much of her work involves performing avian surveys in the Central Sierra Nevada, which she finds very rewarding. Rachel is currently President of Fresno Audubon Society, a role which she accepted in late December 2019. Outside of working and fulfilling her duties as FAS President, Rachel enjoys birding and spending time with her husband, Alex.