Rachel is an Evanston native. She earned a degree in history with a focus on turn-of-the-century Chicago from the University of Chicago.
As a student, she wrote and edited for the South Side Weekly and pursued her interest in languages, taking classes in Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish, and German (her heritage language). After graduation, she spent two and a half years working for a translation agency in Madrid, Spain, and putting all her foreign language skills to use.
When she’s not working, Rachel can be often found riding bikes, training martial arts, or participating in Chicago’s vibrant Yiddish language-learning scene.