Rachel Gildersleeve

Research Technician

Rachel Gildersleeve graduated from UCLA in 2014 with a BA in psychology. At UCLA, she interned at the Semel Institute’s Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program for young children with autism and worked in Dr. Andrew Christiansen’s Couples Therapy Lab. Both experiences solidified Rachel’s desire to pursue healthcare and research in her career. After graduating, Rachel returned to Charlottesville to work as a behavior technician at the Virginia Institute of Autism before joining the team at UVA’s Center for Diabetes Technology. In the lab, she has enjoyed learning diverse technology, data management, research coordination, and paper writing and publication skills. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and being an adaptive ski instructor.