As a project engineer on the SB 45 Program, Rachael served as part of a joint venture team that provided program management services for the Santa Clara County oversight of STIP projects. The projects included the $70 million Dixon Landing Road Interchange, $60 million S.R. 237, I-880 Stage A and B Interchanges and $10 million widening of S.R. 87 from Julian Road to U.S. 101. She was responsible for a 17.5-acre mitigation site as part of the 835-acre Eden Landing Ecological Reserve wetland restoration. This mitigation was necessary to complete the I-880 at Dixon Landing Road interchange, which impacts a salt marsh harvest mouse wetland habitat. Rachael was on the team responsible for coordinating with the cities of Fremont and Milpitas, Caltrans, California Department of Fish and Game, design team and regulatory agencies, including the Regional Water Quality Control Board, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Marine Fisheries Service.