Rachel Harding grew up in Connecticut and studied history and literature at Bennington College in Vermont. Dreams of reading Rilke in the original brought her to Berlin but it was the good beer and cheap rent that enticed her to stay. She currently studies Comparative Literature at the Freie Universität, which means she spends most of her free time agonizing about her future (or at least the monetary
aspects thereof). Aside from that, she enjoys good books, witty people and traveling.