“It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” -Bilbo Baggins, Lord of the Rings
Rachel was born and raise in the “small” town of Austin by her two loving parents. Even though, they drive her crazy she loves them both dearly and is thankful for their support. She has two older sisters, whom she spends a lot of time with and shares the same birthday with. She is a lover of dystopian literature, her favorite being Never Let Me Go, and she is currently researching the idea of having a “soul” in the novel and looking at the ethics at having a “soul”. As of right now she is taking a break from, mostly in the forms of regrouping and reminding herself to focus on the book. Another one of her favorite dystopian books is Fahrenheit 451, she can spend hours talking about how awesome Bradbury is. She spends most of her time thinking about why and how we tell stories and what uses do they have in everyday life. Basically, she looks at photography, daily interactions, TV shows, movies, and books for inspiration and research. She is also a lover of porch swings, a good lecture, yoga, running, drinking coffee, and enjoying life. She spends most of her pocket money on books and is picky about her cover art because she believes it shows what type of person you are. At least that is what she thinks.
She is in the process of changing her major to Anthropology with a double minor in Middle Eastern Studies and English. Originally, a neuroscience major she had planned to work with the brain (neuropsychology) with a focus on looking how fear memories are stored and their role in the hippocampus and amygdala in this process. Life changes and her world was turned upside down. Mostly she fell in love with researching different ethnic groups in Afghanistan and looking at the country’s history. Which she thinks is really cool and totally different from her own. Then she decided that Anthropology was no place for her. Thus, is happily back rediscovering her love for psychology with a minor in English. Another change happened, she feel completely head-over heels for American Literature and now studying English. Everyone is glad that she finally picked something that she loved. She is taking a British Literature class this semester but she has not decided what she thinks of the course, yet. She plans to go into academia teaching high school or at the university level, mostly because she loves going to school. Also, she loves being a student and loves learning about new things. She currently attends a Private University in Texas.