DESIGN GENIUS SEASON 3: LOS ANGELES RACHEL (RARA) CARLSON Waseca, Minnesota
Growing up on a small farm in Waseca, Minnesota, Rachel moved to Los Angeles, California on her own to pursue her design dreams. She studied Fashion Design at the University of Minnesota, won the International Design Award and got to stay in a top story flat in the Latin Quarter of Paris for two months to study couture fashion design. She works as both a fashion and costume designer. In her couchsurfing.com file, she said that one of the most amazing things she has done was lived for the whole summer of 2008 on a houseboat on the Amstel River at Waterlooplein in Amsterdam.