Rachel Grande hails from the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gettysburg College in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies, and a minor in Writing.
Grande has long fostered a passion for the written word; in September 2016, she enrolled as a full-time postgraduate student in the MLitt program for Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.
Grande has been increasingly inspired by experimental literary forms, and through this has developed a keen interest in writing poetry. Her work has been published in Quotidian: A Literary Magazine, From Glasgow to Saturn, Adjacent Pineapple, and Aesthetica Magazine.
She became involved as a creator of Hold My Purse Project in January 2017, and continues her work with HMP as both Editorial Team Consultant and Social Media Manager.