In August 2017 Rachael was appointed by the Leader of the Official Opposition, Andrew Scheer, to serve as the Shadow Minister for Status of Women. Rachael has been a member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women since January 2016. From 2015-2017, she served as the Official Opposition Critic for Youth and Persons with a Disability. From April 2016-September 2017 she served as a member of the Standing Committee on Health.
Giving back to the community through volunteerism has always been important to Rachael. Prior to being elected, she was a member of the Community and Social Development Committee (an advisory committee to City Council), served as a board member and youth mentor on the Lethbridge Youth Justice Committee, and loaned her expertise to the Canadian Mental Health Youth Anti-Stigma Leaders’ Steering Committee. She also volunteered for the Lethbridge 2019 Canada Winter Games bid and the 2015 Alberta 55+ Winter Games. She continues to volunteer at her church and enjoys supporting as many community events as possible.