Rachel previously served as the Editor in Chief at China Focus, a publication affiliated with the 21st Century China Center. She founded Sinosphere, a graduate academic journal on Chinese politics, national security, and foreign affairs. Rachel also has worked at the Foreign Service Institute of the State Department, within the East Asia and Pacific languages office.
Before Rachel began her graduate studies in Chinese economic and political affairs at UC San Diego, she was awarded a Fulbright award to Macau. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese, International Economics, and International Studies from the University of Kentucky. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.