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Rachel is a writer and editor, as well as the hostess of the Wine and Pine reading series at Ten Degrees Bar. She created The Rational Creature in 2015, and now writes the Now What Newsletter.


She was the recipient of the Albertina Tholakele Dube Scholarship for Young Writers at the 2021 Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference and also attended The Stinging Fly Summer School in 2023. She will participate in The Writers’ Institute at CUNY’s Graduate Center in 2024-2025.

Rachel holds an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts, where she was the Editor-in-Chief for Issue 58 of Columbia Journal printed in association with Ugly Duckling Presse and taught a CA/T Community Class (CCC). She concurrently earned an MSt at the University of Oxford, Kellogg College .

Originally from the oldest stone house village stateside, Rachel now lives in Manhattan where she is working on a rom-com novel about a singles support group and a memoir-in-essays about dating.

Photo Credit: Abi Lieff

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