Rachel is a recent Jew-by-choice beginning her journey to parenthood. She is a transplant from the south who came to NYC to attend Columbia University and never went back. She lives in Long Island with her wife and two cats, and is a clinical social worker at a foster care agency in the Bronx. Rachel enjoys writing both about her experience on the path toward same-sex conception as well as her experiences as a newborn Jew. She anticipates an interesting collision of these two worlds as she raises a family within a culture where she often still feels like an immigrant.