Rachel Dillon graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1994, with a Bachelor of Science in Art, emphasizing in Graphic Design.
In 2009, her non-fiction children’s book, “Through Endangered Eyes – a poetic journey into the wild,” was published by Windward Publishing, an imprint of Finney Company. She both wrote and illustrated it.
Her book received an Eric Hoffer Honorable Mention award in 2010. Rachel has been a featured artist in “Wildscape Magazine,” a contributing artist in gallery and museum exhibitions, and a speaker at Art Educator conventions and conferences. The Nature Conservancy commissioned Rachel to produce two paintings for them in 2015.
Rachel taught art and developed the art curriculum at Brighton Private Elementary School in Folsom from 2013-2015.
From 2014-2020, Rachel developed an Art Docent curriculum, which is in use by Gold Ridge Elementary School in Folsom, California.
Rachel works as a full-time instructional designer for a global financial company. She is also an instructor at CSUS-CCE, teaching eLearning Visual Design and Architecture, and Instructional Design 101.
In 2019, Rachel earned her graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of California, Irvine. She is starting her Masters in Instructional Design & Technology at CSU-Fullerton in August of 2020.