Rachel, who has older sister Amanda Thorp
, and brother Nathan, was born in San Diego, California. She has two dogs, Dexter (Boston Terrier), and (Heidi) mini-dachshund. She also has a 16 year old Siamese cat (Rajha). Rachel adores animals, and also has a 10 gallon fresh water fish tank in her bedroom. She loves yoga, swimming, playing basketball, and writing short stories.