Rachael has over 20 years of service to Suffolk County as a skilled attorney, former prosecutor and an effective leader. Fueled by her own experiences, Rachael is determined to ensure that our community is safe and that the criminal justice system is fair and equitable for everyone. Her unique personal story and extensive professional experience make her the most qualified candidate to do the job.
The oldest of five children in a working-class, multi-cultural family, Rachael attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols, received a Division I scholarship to attend the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, earned a law degree from Northeastern, and a Master of Laws from Georgetown.
Rachael served as a state Assistant District Attorney and a federal Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting cases involving civil rights violations, fraud, sexual predators, narcotics, violence and weapons.
Rachael was the first female general counsel for the MBTA and the first person of color to be general counsel of MassDOT. In those roles, she managed over 150 employees. She later served as chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
Rachael’s entire career has been committed to serving the residents of Suffolk County. Attorney General Maura Healey appointed Rachael to serve on her Advisory Council on Racial Justice and Equity; she also serves on the Advisory Board for the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Rachael is a former Governor Deval Patrick appointee to the Commonwealth’s Judicial Nominating Commission; former President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association; and was elected by her peers to serve on the Boston Bar Association Council.