Rachel Smucker works as the research assistant for the directors of curriculum, Annie Smith and Suzanna McNamara. She is enrolled in the MA program for linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and holds a BA from the University of Delaware in English and Psychology. After college, Rachel spent a year teaching English to French primary students in Gerardmer, France. Upon returning to New York, Rachel began working as a digital production assistant for the English Language Teaching division at Oxford University Press, eventually progressing to associate editor for the K12 group. She recently left her position at Oxford to pursue freelance opportunities and to focus on second language research at the Graduate Center.