Rachel was born and raised in southern California, where she spent most of her time avoiding the beach and reading in the shade. She received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz in English Literature with a minor in Education. During those four years, she worked with home schooled families and tutored in English for the local high schools. Rachel spent two years in Detroit with Teach For America, where she taught English Lit and Language Arts. After completing the program she high tailed it to New York to see if it was anything like Friends.
Rachel loves coffee, dogs, and spending her free time writing fake sitcoms. She is perfecting the technique for fresh pasta and hopes to own at least five dogs one day.