Rachel Hopper is originally from north Knoxville and a Grace Christian Academy alumna.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee where she studied psychology and child and family studies. Rachel chose to work with Emerald Youth Foundation because she wants to daily join in on the work God is already doing in Knoxville's urban neighborhoods and churches. She believes the youth in Emerald's programs are game changers for the city of Knoxville.
Rachel knows Jesus better because of the youth, families and church with which she's in community. She loves good stories, smiles, hilarity, diet cherry limeades, Knoxville, people and Jesus.