Rachel Blake is a paralegal in the firm’s Raleigh office. She supports Katie Terry, Katie Hartzog, and Donna Rascoe, attorneys in the firm’s Education Law and Employment Law Practice areas. Rachel is a National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal and North Carolina Notary Public.

Rachel studied Arabic and Paralegal Technology at Durham Technical Community College, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Paralegal Technology. In her previous life, she was a barista and shift supervisor at Starbucks and Caribou Coffee, as well as an educational docent at the Duke Lemur Center. She also assisted in the children’s classes at Open Sky Aikikai and is a fourth kyu in Aikido.

Rachel enjoys using her free time to spend time with friends and family, as well as her plump cat, Boromir. She also enjoys reading, playing video games, watching movies, going to concerts, and rooting for the Pittsburgh Penguins.