Rachel E. Pollock received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans in 2013. She is costume crafts artisan and lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was resident lead crafts artisan and dyer for the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University, then worked in Los Angeles on film, television, and opera. She has served as a crafts artisan, dyer, and milliner for such designers as Catherine Zuber, Ann Hould-Ward, Ilona Somogyi, David Zinn, Constance Hoffman, and Julie Taymor. She has also worked as a dyer and first hand at the Broadway production house Parsons-Meares, Ltd. on shows such as Hamilton, Lion King, and Frozen.
She lives in Durham, NC, with her partner, Chris, and a somewhat peculiar black cat named Riley.