Rachel Serfling is a native of the United States and hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is an architectural designer and writer. She previously studied architecture and cognitive psychology, receiving degrees in both areas from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2013. Before attending the Architectural Association, she acquired additional experience in museum exhibition design and green building practices. She is a general museum- going enthusiast, cares for succulents, and prefers when stuff is aligned. Her latest research concerns the role of language in the field of architecture, and the connection between intergroup processes and the human experience of the built environment.