Rachel Walker Vandermeer is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio. She is the Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Medical Director at University Hospital in San Antonio. As part of her role, she helped develop the University Health Perinatal Palliative Care Program, which provides perinatal palliative care to families expecting a baby with serious illness. Regarding education, she currently participates in in both adult and pediatric hospice and palliative medicine fellowship education, and she is involved in medical student pediatric clerkship education as the Assistant Pediatric Clerkship Director. Lastly, she serves on the Executive Admissions Committee for the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine. She was recently accepted to the Academic Pediatric Association Education Scholars Program Cohort 10. She completed a degree in biochemistry at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas and then proceeded to medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She finished pediatric residency at Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas through The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. After residency, she entered a combined adult and pediatric hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at UT Health San Antonio.