Prior to joining the Libertarian Party of California, Johnson earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Fordham University in New York City. At Fordham, though a registered Libertarian, she was the Vice-President of the College Republicans, where she witnessed first hand the reality of positions of power abusing their authorities and using censorship to gain political favor when the Cornell College Republicans were expelled from the New York State Federation of College Republicans for endorsing 2016 Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson over Donald Trump. She became a prominent voice for third-party politics, publishing several articles in support of ending the two-party system.
Rachel also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County, and the LPC Social Media and Operations committees. She is the first openly transgender person to serve on the executive board of a political party in California.
Since 2019, Johnson has worked as a litigation paralegal in Pasadena, CA