Rachel Soderstrom, College Bound Program Director

Rachel is so excited to be joining Breakthrough as 12th Grade Program Manager. Rachel earned her B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University and her Masters in Secondary Literacy Education from Johns Hopkins University. She worked in Baltimore for three years as an English teacher for grades 11-12 before moving back to her home state of Texas to teach 9th grade Literature at KIPP for a year. She is happy to be back in Houston, even though she misses experiencing seasons. She is passionate about helping each of her students find their unique and authentic voices. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading (obviously), writing poetry, and finding beauty in the mundane.