Meet the innovators behind Red Nova Labs

Rachel Smith

Software Engineer

Rachel taught physics for eight years before coming to RNL. In college she learned Fortran, LabView, and C++. She loved programming, and while she was a teacher, Rachel imagined an alternate universe where she went into programming instead. She obsessively taught herself HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, SQL, and Ruby on Rails in order to develop a web app. Rachel has two cats, Sweet Pea and Scraggle.

What Rachel does at RNL

Rachel is a software engineer who's eager to learn as much as she can.

What's the best meal you've ever had?

Some chicken wings at a bar on the beach in Costa Rica. The bar was owned by an awesome guy named Popeye who was renovating a pirate ship in his spare time.

Everyone has a secret talent. What's yours?

I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than three minutes.

Tell us the nerdiest thing about you.

I play Dungeons and Dragons as a halfling rogue named Rikku.