Rachel's writing has been published in journals throughout the U.S., U.K., and Australia. She has participated in readings at NYU Gallatin, Columbia University, the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, and Poets House. She is currently studying at the University of Oxford, Kellogg College for an MSt. in Creative Writing, and at Columbia University School of the Arts for an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction.
She is the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Creature, a literary journal showcasing creative work exploring gender issues. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for Volume 58 of The Columbia Journal. Additionally, she edits for Radish Fiction.
Rachel has contributed regularly to Popdust, Washington Square News, TV Guide Magazine, and TV Insider. She has also worked in book publishing, interning with Grove Atlantic, W. W. Norton & Company, and Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency. She will be interning with Lutyens & Rubinstein Literary Agency in January 2020, and with Simon & Schuster in February 2020.
She holds a B.A. from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she concentrated in "The Evolution of Female Sexual Narratives", was a University Honors Scholar, and graduated summa cum laude. Her screenplay, "All These Things," was featured in the 2016 Tisch School of the Arts Open Arts Showcase. In 2017, she was a recipient of the Dean's Award for Summer Research for her oral history project Island Life, which examines the female business community in Block Island, RI. She was also a speaker at the 2018 Senior Symposium, where she presented a talk on the influence of fear culture and the #MeToo movement on young women.
Previously, Rachel was the General Manager of WNYU-FM, NYU's student-run radio station. She was named Best News Director in 2017 by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System while Executive Producer of "The Rundown", a weekly show covering current events. She was also the Creator, Host, and Executive Producer of "The Write Stuff" which featured interviews and readings from writers. Both "The Rundown" and "The Write Stuff" were nominated for and won Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards during her tenure. "The Write Stuff" also won a Pinnacle Media Award for "Best Talk Program".
Originally from outside Woodstock, New York, she now lives in Manhattan's Kips Bay neighborhood where she is at work on a memoir about her time at WNYU and a novel about burnout culture.
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