Rachel Purdy loves adventure. For five years, she traveled North America in an RV, working as a freelance journalist and writing a travel blog. She received an MFA from George Mason University in creative nonfiction writing. As a recipient of the 2018 Alan Cheuse International Writers Center fellowship, Rachel traveled to the Balkans, where she started working on her current project, a memoir about family and identity through the lens of coffee and cafés. Rachel also served as Editor-in-Chief of the literary journal, phoebe.