Is a writer from Pittsburgh.
Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming at The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review, joyland, Barrelhouse, and PANK, among others. Her essay “Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt” was published this year in Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class.
Most recently, Rachel was awarded a residency from Ragdale and was a finalist for Joyland’s Open Border Fiction Prize. Previously, she was a Peter Taylor Fellow for The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop for nonfiction and was the first Arts and Sciences Graduate Fellow in the University of Pittsburgh’s MFA program.
In a previous life, Rachel worked as a science textbook editor in New York City and San Francisco. Currently, she's at work on her first novel.
Her favorite animal is the garden snail.