Hi! I live in Oakland, CA with my husband Karl.

I was born in Vancouver, Canada; raised in Cambridge, UK and Singapore; went to college in Philadelphia, PA; got my first job in San Francisco, CA.

In June of 2017, I quit my aforementioned first job as a software engineer at Google with the intention of finding my way to a vocation in the field of mental health and psychology. For now, this is a space for me to record and process that journey.

In the meantime, I do freelance graphic design, sell homemade granola, and teach yoga to anyone who is willing to learn.

Reach out: rachelmiao [at] gmail [dot] com.