Rachel Johnson is a Chicago resident and a long-time Miss America volunteer.  After falling in love with the Miss America Program as a competitor in Illinois, Rachel began volunteering with Miss Illinois in 2006, first as a local director then as a state field director.  During her years with the organization, she’s had the pleasure to work with incredible women who have gone on to become engineers, Congressional staffers, lawyers, opera singers and concert pianists to name a few.  Prior to serving as the MILOTeen Executive Director, Rachel was the executive director of Miss Chicago, the state’s oldest preliminary competition.

Rachel studied Speech Communications and English Literature at the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently employed as a Large Account Underwriting Executive.  After studying ballet seriously for 20 years, she now enjoys taking class recreationally but also spends her time traveling, reading, painting, gardening, SCUBA diving, and volunteering with local domestic violence organizations.