Racheal Hill is an experienced operations manufacturing professional, space enthusiast and civic leader. She specializes in developing organizational continuous improvement strategies that build capability, provide innovative solutions, and create high performing teams. She is employed by McCormick & Co., Inc. in which she is a graduate of the prestigious Emerging Leadership Program. Racheal received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tuskegee University. She earned her Master’s of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Commerce. Racheal is passionate about educating youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Racheal is a recipient of McCormick’s Community Service Award, in which she was recognized by the CEO and Board of Directors for her dedication to STEM education at the company’s annual shareholders meeting in 2017 and in the official McCormick global publication, People Magazine.
Her passion for space, along with STEM outreach and education led to her being selected to serve as a Solar System Ambassador for the NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in which she has the distinction of being the first African American female in the State of Texas to join this prestigious panel of volunteer space enthusiasts. Racheal has partnered with municipalities, Independent School Districts and non-profits in the southern sector of Dallas County to host events and give presentations that focus on the solar system and space exploration with an emphasis on STEM educational activities for minority and disadvantaged youth in grades K-12.
Notably, in January 2016, the Dallas County Commissioners Court issued a resolution recognizing Racheal for her commitment to STEM outreach in Dallas County. In June 2018, the “I Need My Space” outreach program that Racheal created for the Lancaster, TX public library was mentioned in NASA JPL correspondence to the White House and highlighted as a programming best practice for libraries.
Racheal has served on numerous panels that focus on women in STEM and has presented at various conferences for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). While serving as the Professional Development Chair for the NSBE DFW chapter, Racheal, an X-ray visionary, had the foresight to launch the Inaugural Hidden Figures of Dallas: Top Women of Color in STEM award. This award recognized women of color who have excelled in STEM professions. In parallel to this, Racheal led efforts to host the Hidden Figures of Dallas STEM outreach events for girls that included building rockets, rocket launchers, making altitude trackers and the calculation of altitude.
Racheal is an elected official in The City of Lancaster, TX and is presently serving as the Councilmember for District 5. Additionally, she has served as the Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission, a member of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Committee, a member of the Cedar Valley College Presidential Search Advisory Committee and graduate of the Civic Leadership Academy.
Racheal holds memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the Junior League of Dallas, and the Links, Incorporated.