Rachel is truly one of the unsung heroes of her neighborhood. While pursuing an illustrious career at one of this country's premier think tanks, she has found the time to save a Mar Vista landmark. Quite a few years ago, when Firestation 62 was moved to a new location, Rachel became one of the leaders of a grassroots movement to preserve the old Firestation 62 building, and transform it into a Community Center. Her tenacity, intelligence, and creativity have been instrumental in moving this idea to fruition. And although the struggle to make this idea a reality is not yet over, it hopefully will be in the near future, thanks to the persistence and courage of Rachel and her compatriots.