When Rani was twelve years old she decided that she had lived enough life to write her first memoir. She has secretly wanted to be a nonfiction writer ever since. She got her PhD in Ethnic Studies and Film from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focused on the intersection of film, literature and history in 20th and 21st Century Ethnic American and Postcolonial film and literature. After completing her degree, she taught at Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Brandeis University. At Harvard, under her direction, a student wrote a thesis which won the Thomas T. Hoopes Class of 1919 Prize, the highest honor for a senior thesis project at Harvard.
Rani has taught dozens of students how to write and think critically about literature, film, history and culture. She has helped multiple students with their applications to MBA programs, law school, medical school, and doctoral programs in their respective disciplines. She has the ability to help students find and tell their stories.
Rani is now a writer, freelance tutor, and admissions coach. She is currently enrolled in the Memoir Incubator at Grub St, a creative writing center in Boston. Her secret desire to be a non-fiction writer is no longer a secret.
In her spare time, Rani can be found walking her three rescue pups or watching the next prestige drama on FX or HBO.