Rachel Ulrich, MS

Rachel Ulrich, MS

Rachel Ulrich has taught Human Anatomy, as well as Intro to Kinesiology at Oxnard College since 2007.  She also teaches Anatomy and Physiology at California Lutheran University (CLU) where she serves as Faculty Advisor to the Physician Assistant Club and Men’s and Women’s Water Polo Teams. In addition, she teaches a Body Toning class at the Pierpont Racquet Club every Monday morning.

Rachel graduated from Ventura High School, holds a BS in Physiological Sciences from UCLA, performed post-graduate work in Medicine & Physiology at UCLA School of Medicine, and earned an MS in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University.  She has published research while at both institutions.

Rachel is twice elected to the Ventura County Board of Education, currently serving as Board President. She also serves on California State Assemblymember Monique Limon’s Educational Advisory Committee. Rachel is involved with OC’s Fitness Trainer Advisory Board and participates in OC’s Project Acabado recently attending CLU’s Center for Active Learning in order to promote and employ more active learning in science courses.  Next fall she will be piloting a program at CLU that uses Peer-Assisted Learning aimed at increasing student success using peer supplemental instruction outside of lectures.

Rachel is passionate about improving student learning and success. “Helping students learn while relating the information to real life experiences helps students connect school to their futures.”

CAL-ACT Catalysts connect with current CAL-ACT cohort members on  a regular basis to mentor, partner and coach.  

Rachel can be reached at rulrich@vcccd.edu


University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Alumni News Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

San Diego State University

Comparison of mean skin temperature using ‘covered’ versus ‘uncovered’ contact thermistors

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

Protamine and other polycationic drugs inhibit calcium leak in cardiac cells during metabolic inhibition and free radical exposure