Rachel works primarily as an editor and an English teacher, occasionally as an interpreter and fixer. She managed to get through a fair amount of higher education without acquiring any research skills, and has joined the Open Institute in the hopes of rectifying that, so that she can investigate what puzzles her and write about it. Academically, her background is in political science, and she has worked as an election observer, field officer, and project monitor. She loves being involved in film and theatre and has been tentatively training as an actor while working as an occasional script reader and on her own screenwriting projects. Alongside that, she also wants to deepen her understanding of Nepali so that she can become a decent translator.