Rei is a writer, journalist, and artist.
Rei takes pride in being born and raised in New York by a tenacious single mother and two loving grandparents. She has lived in all four corners of the United States.
Rei excels in audio journalism, short-form news and features. She also writes literary short fiction and personal essays.
Rei’s passion for addressing climate change issues and holding businesses and organizations accountable shows in her journalism. Her desire to support the dissemination of marginalized voices is seen in her features and other work.
In her fiction Rei focuses on socioeconomic commentary, emotional inheritance and fitting the mundane into the extraordinary. In her creative nonfiction she tends towards self-examination and lyric memoir.
For hobbies, Rei enjoys photography, hiking and artistic experiences. She volunteers with FoodNotBombs, an organization that provides food to low-income families. She values environmental rights, animal welfare and destigmatizing mental health. She also plays with her dog, Aurora Borealis.