BA (English Literature), University of British Columbia
Rachel has known she was going to be a writer since she was 11 years old and was struggling to tame the plethora of story lines tumbling from her imagination. In university, after sampling the smorgasbord of Arts courses at UBC, she circled back to writing (and reading). She worked as a staff writer for UBC’s student newspaper The Ubyssey, publishing previews, reviews and feature pieces on student life. In the summers through university, she worked as the intern for her hometown’s newspaper, the Markham Economist & Sun. After graduating, she gallivanted around Southeast Asia for 7 months, volunteering at a wildlife rescue centre and on a Balinese organic vegetable farm. She’s back now and excited for this newest chapter in her life.