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

I was born in Canada, whisked away to Cambridge, England for a blissful early childhood and then brought to Singapore to learn Chinese and and survive a grueling – er, rigorous – K-12 education. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, with majors in English and Computer Science (I know, it’s odd). In June of 2017, I quit my 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.

I’m an INFJ and Enneagram 4w5.

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

Take care.