Rachel Simpson

Yes I Can! Specialist
Rachel Nichols
Rachel works for the National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) as a Program Development Specialist for OKSA, primarily with the Yes I Can! program. Yes I Can! provides a variety of services to eligible youth, and is designed to support youth as they transition to adulthood. Rachel earned her Master of Social Work degree in 2015 from the University of Oklahoma. Rachel has worked as an intern with NRCYS and has also served as a youth guidance specialist at an emergency youth shelter where she mentored youth and participated in case management, crisis intervention, and child advocacy. She enjoys working with youth who are currently in or exiting from foster care and providing services that help with their transition. Rachel's favorite hobbies include reading, traveling, fishing (or anything else outdoors besides hiking), and laughing. She also likes puzzles, card games, and Netflix. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and although she graduated from OU, Rachel is still a proud OSU Cowboys fan. Go Pokes!