Rachel Adina Borg is a student in the M.A. English Teacher program. She currently teaches English Literature and Judaic Studies in Stella K. Abraham High School. Rachel did her undergraduate work in Literature and Judaic Studies in Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women. Rachel has always been an avid fan of Henry James, and considers "The Portrait of a Lady" to be her favorite work. While taking an undergraduate course in Modernism, Rachel stumbled upon John Berryman and surprised herself by becoming an instant fan, arguing in her senior thesis for an application of Harold Bloom's "The Anxiety of Influence" to explain the paradoxical shifts in Berryman's sonnets and "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet." Rachel also developed a love of Talmud and Biblical exegesis.
Rachel currently lives in Brooklyn. She enjoys reading, rollerblading, and spoiling her niece and nephew.