Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Rachel M. Dillon holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Creative Writing, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching, from Brandeis University. She recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in Poetry at Boston University, where she was a teaching fellow in creative writing, an editorial assistant at AGNI Magazine, and a curriculum development intern for the Favorite Poem Project.

Rachel is the Email Marketing Manager for The Adroit Journal and a poetry reader for the Los Angeles Review. She also works as a bookseller at Beacon Hill Books & Cafe, where she founded and manages the store's monthly newsletter. You can read past issues of the newsletter here.

Before pursuing her MFA, Rachel taught high school English Language Arts in NYC public schools for five years and worked as an adjunct professor at Lehman College's Graduate School of Education. She also taught creative writing workshops at Writopia Lab and the South Sudanese Enrichment for Families Bridges Program.