Rachel Cline is a native of Brooklyn, New York, where she currently lives. She has been a film and television writer (and production aide, and one-line actress), a content strategist, and, since 2009, a civil servant. She was also a fellow at Sewanee, a resident at Yaddo (twice), and a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She's taught writing at USC, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, and Eugene Lang. After receiving a BA from Oberlin College she earned an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts.