Grew up in a military family. Rachel's father, Miguel, was a CMSgt in
the Air Force. Her mother Pili is from Spain. She graduated from Desert
High School at Edwards AFB, CA in 1989. Rachel has 2 brothers, Joe and
Patrick, and 1 sister, Leah.
First alumna of The Real World (1992) to marry a fellow "Real World" alumnus. Her husband, Sean Duffy, was a roommate on "The Real World: Boston" while she was a roommate on the "Real World: San Francisco". They met on the first "Real World/Road Rules Challenge" show.