Rachel Lora Schaumburg (née Simmons) was born in January 1986 in Kansas City to a Kansan mother and a Tennessean father. She is named for each of her grandmothers, Rachel Huffine Simmons and Lora Lee Eberhart.
She grew up in the Kansas City area, later attending Rhodes College in Memphis, TN where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing and received the Allen B. Tate Award for Achievement in Writing. She has since found Kansas City home again, nesting with her husband in the Country Club Plaza area.
She is an observer, a writer, a researcher, and a storyteller; a student of culture, history, literature, and the world. An "Oregon Trail millennial" with both a knack for technology and an appreciation for the past that led us here, she thrives in creative challenges. Most of all, she believes in the power of story to connect, educate, entertain, and transform us.
She specializes in in breaking down complex ideas and issues to make them relatable and understandable for a variety of audiences. She focuses on writing blogs, essays, articles, and creative nonfiction, especially travel, food, technology, style, beauty, and home/shelter, as well as journalistic-style content for brands. She's also an experienced editor and content manager.