Rachel earned her MA in English at Eastern Kentucky University in 2015 before joining the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program at the University of Central Florida, where she is now a Ph.D. candidate. She has taught courses in the English department at Eastern Kentucky University, the Communications department at the University of Kentucky, and both the Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Games and Interactive Media at UCF. Her research interests include digital political participation and activism, memes, humor studies, and social media.