Rachel Gupton '09-Community Involvement & Philanthropy a Life Priority

Rachel (Trojahn) Gupton, Class of 2009, has made community involvement and philanthropy a priority in her life, most recently being elected to serve on the Bosque School Board of Trustees. But this is only one of the ways that Rachel gives back to her community.

Currently she’s on three nonprofit boards, including Bosque, and just completed work as a co-chair of this year’s United Way of Central New Mexico Alexis De Tocqueville Campaign. Rachel, her husband, Billy, and parents, Lynn and Craig, have helped to raise more than $6.8 million for nonprofits in Central New Mexico.

“My husband and I make philanthropy a priority; we enjoy giving back to our community and working to make it an amazing place,” she said. “I am so excited to join the Board of Bosque and continue to be an ambassador for the school that shaped my life! Bosque is an amazing and unique school, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to affect change in the school and support it at this level.”

In the spirit of serving as a Bosque ambassador, Rachel, with five of her Class of 2009 classmates—Rori (McBride) Pasquariello, Kathryn (Gutierrez) Kelly, Adrian McNamara, Brooke Watters, and Mariah Weber—are also currently working on plans for their 10-year Bosque School reunion.

Rachel graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s and master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She started at Sandia National Labs as an intern in college and has been working there for eight years as an electrical engineer in the Satellites division.