Head of Laboratories and IAQ Lead
Rachel is the Head of Laboratories at Inspirotec Inc.. Inspirotec, a corporate member of the IAQA, is responsible for AirAnswers®, the only commercial air-sampling device that has the capability of collecting ultra-fine particles. Inspirotec combines its patented air-sampling technology with molecular testing capabilities to collect and test for biological matter in the air including viruses, allergens, and mold. Rachel has 17+ years of laboratory and management experience from top institutions, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Chicago, where she served as the lab manager in a Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory. Rachel has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Council-certified Environmental Allergen Consultant (CEAC) through the American Council of Accredited Certification (ACAC) and is also working towards her CIE. Rachel resides in Chicago with her husband, 4 cats, and her hedgehog, Noodle.