Rachel Goldberg earned her BA in Theater and Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Directing for Film, Theater and Television from the California Institute of the Arts.
She has had the great pleasure of working in the editing department of Kill Bill: Vol. 2 with Quentin Tarantino, and was one of 16 filmmakers chosen from around the world to study under David Sacks (The Simpsons) and Jason Venokur (3rd Rock from the Sun) as a Jewish Impact Films Fellowship Recipient.
Her work in film and television has garnered numerous awards including First Place for the Alternative Spirit Award at the Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival, the Broader Vision Award from the Garden State Film Festival, and the Best Pilot award at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
Her theater production of Vern Theissens’s Apple was described as “poetry in motion” by the LA Weekly, and “stunning,” by the LA Stage Scene.
Most recently she was a proud participant in the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women and was named one of "30 Emerging Filmmakers to Watch" by Film Independent. She was a 2011-2012 Film Independent Fellow and was a finalist for the HBO/DGA Directing Fellowship.
She has taught writing, directing, media production and acting at the University of Pennsylvania, Occidental College, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.