Vocalist Rachel McLaughlin is a Chicagoland native who is studying vocal performance at Valparaiso University. Accompanying her major, Rachel is pursuing a minor in public relations, as she believes it is a growing and important field in relation to the 21st century music industry. She has appeared as a soloist with the South Western Michigan Vocal Festival’s Honors Choir and with the Young Americans. Rachel has sung the national anthem at a wide variety of venues including: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Four Winds Field, and Silver Beach Pavilion, to name a few. Through her music and public relations experience she wants to provide the people of the world with an emotional connection and personal expression, all through music. By giving back through her performing and songwriting, she can share and honor the career development support she's received during this process.