Rachelle was born in England to an English mother and a Turkish father. She grew up in Turkey in a household that was more English than Turkish. She went to school in Turkey as well as for University. She studied English Language and Comparative Literature at Koc University in Istanbul. After graduating from there she went on to do MA in Kingston University. Though she didn’t have much experience in writing other than taking 3 writing classes and writing stories or journals, it was what she always wanted to do so she decided to do MA in Creative Writing. For further education in Creative Writing she decided to do MFA.