Taylor Lear is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, where she received bachelor degrees in English and Advertising. She spent her undergraduate career working at an independent bookstore, studying abroad in Oxford, and watching arguably too much Jeopardy. She is currently working on her masters degree in Publishing at Pace University, and is optimistic that she will fall in love with New York City as much as she fell in love with Athens, Georgia. Taylor is currently interested in pursuing publicity and marketing for her post-graduate career, but she is excited to learn about all other areas of publishing during her time at Pace.
Rachel Diebel graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English Literature in May of 2016, where she enjoyed analyzing Edith Wharton, accidentally founding a student filmmaking program, and hiking in the Olympics. She hails from a tiny town of 500 people in Eastern Oregon and is now pursuing her masters degree in the (much) bigger city of New York, where she is living with two other Oregonians to ensure that she doesn’t forget her Pacific Northwest roots. Rachel hopes to work as an editor at a young adult publishing imprint because she believes that the books we read when we are young are the ones that change us the most.