Rachel Toor is the author of five books of nonfiction and a young adult novel. She has been an editor of scholarly books, a college admissions officer, a high school cross country coach, a college counselor, an SAT, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT, and GRE prep class teacher, a freelance writer, and the devoted companion of an assortment of pets. Her newest book isĀ Write Your Way In: Crafting An Unforgettable College Admissions Essay. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, where she lives with husband Toby and her Mensa-smart dog Helen.