Is a writer & multimedia artist from Pittsburgh, pennsylvania.

MOST RECENTLY Her work has appeared at joyland, Kenyon RevieW ONLINE, Los Angeles ReviewBarrelhouse, and COlumbia Journal.

Her essay “Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt” was anthologized in the latest edition of Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class

Previously, she was an artist-in-residence at Ragdale and a finalist for Joyland’s Open Border Fiction Prize.

In a former life, Rachel worked as a textbook editor, cheesemonger, pizza girl, fake librarian, waitress, solid barista, and aspiring professional skateboarder. Currently, she earns currency as a teacher and barkeep while at work on her first novel.

Her favorite animal is the garden snail.