Rachel Fineberg, a native of State College, Pennsylvania, joined the Florida State University Athletic Academic Support staff in August of 2007. Rachel serves as the Learning Specialist for the department and works closely with all student-athletes that have learning challenges to ensure that they are provided with appropriate levels of support. She also monitors the academic progress of freshman football as they transition and learn to balance the demands of being a Division I student-athlete.
In addition, Rachel oversees the academic mentoring program designed to provide at-risk student-athletes with the tools necessary to become independent and successful learners. Prior to arriving at Florida State, Rachel was an academic advisor at Georgia State University.
She earned her Master's Degree in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee, where she completed two practicum experiences in the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center and served as an instructor for the Department of Exercise, Sport, & Leisure Studies. Rachel began her career as a high school math teacher in Charles County, MD, where she spent two years in the classroom. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Penn State University.
Rachel is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) organization.