Rachel was raised in Hancock Park, a treelined neighborhood south of West Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. Her parents are Montreal natives, and she is lucky enough to hold dual citizenship. Ever since high school, when she was editor in chief of LACES Untied, Rachel has had a passion for writing.
At the age of 18, Rachel moved 3,000 miles across the country to attend Northeastern University. Despite the cold, she spent five years falling in love with Boston and Northeastern. After graduation, she spent a sixth year in Boston working two jobs: the first as a website editor and content contributor for TechTarget, an IT media company that runs more than 100 technology-focused websites, and the second as a nightlife blogger for the Boston Globe's Boston.com. Growing restless, the stars aligned and Rachel quit both of her jobs, put her life into storage and flew to the southern hemisphere where she spent 6 weeks hiking, photographing and blogging her way through Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Bolivia. Her penchant for travel left her itching for more when she returned to the States, so after 3 months back in the U.S., she decided to head back to South America. During her five years at Northeastern, through three full-time internships, dozens of university courses, and contributing to on-campus publications, Rachel's passion for writing stuck. Whether it's blogging about fashion, illuminating LGBTQ issues as a freelance writer for Bay Windows, researching and interviewing experts about pricing on cloud storage models, or piecing together nightlife suggestions in Boston's South End, she has been lucky enough to try her hand at a variety of reporting across a wide range of multimedia platforms. Rachel has also tried her hand as editor, filling the role of Campus Coordinator and co-founder of the Northeastern branch of Her Campus.
Rachel loves meandering through foreign neighborhoods with her DSLR, live music, brunch with friends on Sunday mornings and bargain shopping at flea markets and vintage stores. Obsessed with dancing, mexican food, and bold jewelry, rarely does a day go by that she doesn't wear some shade of turquoise.