Rachel is an artist and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her BFA in Fine Arts & Crafts from the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and continued studies in Arts Management at the University of New Mexico. As the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Program, she collaborated with local nonprofit organizations, schools, and museums to bring educational programming to Albuquerque’s diverse public.
As a writer, she is primarily interested in stories about cultural patrimony and the restitution of antiquities to their nations of origin. She is currently working on a book that follows the story of an ancient human skull from Teotihuacan that was illegally removed from the site in the 1960s, brought to the USA where it was kept in storage at an art museum for several decades and was recently repatriated to Mexico.