Hello! My name is Rachel Wilkes. I am currently a student at Washington State University in Pullman, planning on majoring in communications. While I am not attending school, I go home to Kirkland on the western side of Washington.

This blog is here to tell about my personal experience and journey with being gluten free as well as dairy free. My intolerance to gluten and dairy did not start until very recently. Therefore, I am figuring it out as I go. Though it is very new to me, I am getting better and better at successfully cutting them out of my life. I feel so much better without them.

Here at Washington State, I am a member of Delta Delta Delta – Theta Nu. My sorority is a huge part of my life and a big part of who I am today. I also have a passion for not only living a healthy/clean lifestyle food wise but also physically. I love to workout, run, and dance. I have been dancing for years now and in high school I did it competitively. Being active is very important to me.

I have been working at Nordstrom in the downtown Seattle Flagship store since I got out of high school. Nordstrom is a company that is not very dear to my heart. I have made so many connections already and would love to expand them. One day, I hope to work my way up the ladder to the corporate side of the company. That is the dream for me and I plan to accomplish it.