I'm Rachael Maddux and I'm a writer and an editor. My essays, reviews, and features have appeared in The Oxford American, The Paris Review Daily, The Believer, Guernica, and elsewhere. My work has been collected in Best American Travel Writing 2015 and was finalist for a 2010 National Magazine Award in Reviews & Criticism. 

By day, I do internal communications at MailChimp. In various former lives, I was an editor at the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, an editor at Paste Magazine, a Girl Scout camp counselor, and twice a not-great ice cream scooper.

I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and graduated from Oglethorpe University. Now I live in Atlanta, Georgia, with a dude named Joe and a dog named Charles Darwin.