Rachel Elliott was born in London Ontario. She attended elementary school at Kensil Park French Immersion and Central Secondary School. She was a Jeune Fille Aupair in Geneva, Switzerland before doing an Honours BA at McGill in philosophy. She studied Ancient Greek at University College Cork and then completed a Masters in philosophy at the University of Toronto. In the interstices, Rachel retreated to the woodlands of the north, or more accurately their tree farms, to plant thousands of little saplings for pennies apiece. She wrote and performed music as Goose while teaching at Dawson College in Montreal before completing her PhD dissertation about music and Maurice Merleau-Ponty at the University of Guelph. While in Guelph, she produced and hosted a podcast called Sound It Out and sat on the Board of Directors at CFRU. Rachel was an instructor in the Liberal Arts department at George Brown College in Toronto before starting as an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Brandon University in early 2020. INTP.