While attending a college preparatory school in Fort Myers, Florida, Rachel Hachero participated in a number of extracurricular activities. Miss Hachero maintained membership in the National Honor Society for two years and participated on the school’s Model United Nations (MUN) team. At the 2011 Harvard National MUN conference, Rachel Hachero earned third place in the World Trade Organization competition.
Rachel Hachero also competed in track events both outside of school and as a member of the track team. Miss Hachero has run several half marathons, including the ING Miami Half Marathon and the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon. Miss Hachero enjoys hiking and surfing, and has taken hiking trips throughout Costa Rica, New Mexico, and the Appalachian Mountains.
Miss Hachero supports several organizations that promote environmental activism and animal rights. In her sophomore year of high school, she participated in the Environmental Club. She has been a member of several animal advocacy organizations throughout the years, including ASPCA (the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), The Humane Society of the United States, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She also volunteered her time to Habitat for Humanity International and the Gulf Coast Humane Society while in high school.
In her spare time, Rachel Hachero enjoys reading memoirs and historical fiction, and occasionally posts reviews of her favorite works on her blog. Works that she has reviewed include The Glass Castle: A Memoir and Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls. She practices a vegetarian lifestyle.