Rachel Castro is an essayist and poet from Virginia. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her writing has received support from the Ox-Bow School of Art and the Anderson Center at Tower View, where she was a 2018 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist-in-Residence. Rachel is a 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant and a 2019-2020 recipient of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund. She lives in Minneapolis.