Rachel holds an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in the College of Letters, an interdisciplinary program in literature, history and philosophy. She lived in Madrid, Spain for five years, where she worked as a writer, editor and translator. Her published work includes translations for Collected Writings on Velázquez by Jonathan Brown (Yale University Press) and Un retrato de Palafox en La Familia de Carlos IV by María Teresa Rodríguez Torres (Fernando Villaverde Ediciones). Rachel is interested in medieval Iberian literature and cultural productions, with particular attention to Muslim and multicultural Spain.