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Rachel R. Baum

Rachel R. Baum is a poet, writer, editor, dog behaviorist, and librarian. She served as Chair of the Committee that selected the first Poet Laureate of Saratoga Springs. She is the founder of the Moving Mountains Poets Group and the Saratoga Peace Pod.


Rachel is the editor of Funeral and Memorial Service Readings, Poems and Tributes (McFarland, 1999), recipient of Best Non-Fiction award in 2000 by Today's Librarian. 


As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, she was the At Home Dog Trainer, LLC for 15 years. She blogged regularly for the (Albany, NY) Times Union as BARK! Confessions of a Dog Trainer, continuing on this site. Prior to starting her business, she was Assistant Dean of the College of Computing and Information at the University at Albany. She served as President of the New York Library Association in 2007.

Rachel has a Masters degree from the University of Michigan, a Bachelors degree from the University of Houston, and a Certificate of Publishing from Rice University.

She is a licensed private pilot, kayaker, angler, Adirondack hiker, volunteer, and knitter/crocheter.

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