Rachel Hazard Wade Brown, a 1994 graduate of Bainbridge High School, received her doctorate degree in education from the University of Washington in June 2012. She is currently a tenured faculty member at Edmonds Community College in Edmonds.
Brown graduated from Whitman college in 1998 with a degree in Physics. Upon graduation from Whitman, she was commissioned in the U.S. Navy Reserve as an ensign, and proceeded to the U.S. Navy Nuclear Training Facility in Charleston, S.C., where she spent three years as an instructor, and an instructor evaluator, completing her active duty service with rank of lieutenant.
Upon finishing her active duty, she returned to Seattle and entered the master’s program for physical oceanography at University of Washington, completing that degree in 2004. She accepted her present position at Edmonds Community College in 2006, and entered the doctoral program at the University of Washington, where she met her husband Warren Brown. They were married in 2008.
She has been very active in the Navy Reserve, currently holding the rank of lieutenant commander, and has been selected for commander. She and her husband live in Shoreline.