Rachel Elliott grew up in Southwestern Ontario. She received a BA (Hons) at McGill University and studied Ancient Greek at University College Cork. She completed a MA in Philosophy at the University of Toronto and taught at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec. In the spring and summer months, Rachel worked as a tree-planter in Northern Ontario and British Columbia. She completed a doctorate about the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the University of Guelph under the supervision of John Russon, where she also produced and hosted a podcast for the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation called Sound It Out. She served on the Board of Directors at Guelph’s community radio station, CFRU. Rachel was an Instructor of Liberal Arts at George Brown College in Toronto before assuming a term appointment as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brandon University in Manitoba. Rachel is neurodiverse and identifies as queer.