Rachel Flores is a junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Human and Organizational Development and Environmental Sociology. She is interning with Open Table Nashville for her HOD Capstone Internship. She grew up near Dayton, Ohio. She became interested in the issues of homelessness and affordable housing after participating in OTN’s Urban Immersion Walking Tour, and also after learning about the connections that housing has with food security. She also has a strong interest in environmental justice, and is a participant in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking, spending time with her sisters, and spotting dogs.