Rachel is a bundle of contradictions existing in harmony.

A descendant of the West by way of Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the East by way of Hong Kong & Guangdong.

An artist at heart with an innately practical career in education, helping students work towards their post-secondary goals.

An introverted, soft-spoken personality who listens to obscure, experimental indie music, and fiercely believes in free speech.

I love exploring the in-between spaces; the hybridity of life; the things that don't seem to cohere until they suddenly click into place.

Time abroad

2010-14: Claremont, CA for my English major and Japanese minor at Pomona College.

2014-16: Hokkaido, Japan on the JET Programme. Included trips around Japan & to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

2016-17: Cambridge, England for my MPhil in Research in Second Language Education. Included recreational travel around Western Europe.


๐ŸŽจ Painting (watercolour, acrylic, & digital)
โœ๏ธ Drawing
๐Ÿ“ธ Photography
๐Ÿ’ป Graphic design
โœ๐Ÿผ Writing (academic & creative)
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ Teaching
๐Ÿ“š Educational advising
๐Ÿงต Embroidery
๐Ÿณ Cooking
๐Ÿง Baking
๐ŸŽน Piano playing
๐ŸŽง College radio DJing
๐ŸŒฟ Taking care of too many plants

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