Rae was heavily involved in her high school's theatre program, in which they were privileged to rent and perform at a professional theatre in a nearby city. There she played several roles, but most enjoyed serving on stage crew, as Props Coordinator, and eventually, as a Stage Manger. As a participant in Prestonwood's International Thespian Society troupe, she competed at the state and national levels. Additionally, Rae was Captain of Fury, a spirit team for school football games, for two years. Rae was also a member of the National Honor Society and in the top ten percent of her class for three consecutive years. At Samford, she plans to fuel her curiosity as well as her passion for theatre with a Philosophy major and Theatre minor.