Rigel Kaufman has a B.A. in English from William and Mary and an M.F.A. in creative writing from George Mason University. He has previously served as a founder and editor-in-chief for The Botetourt Squat, William and Mary's satirical newspaper, and contributor to Orange Stripe, an independent satire news site. He currently operates an in-home wine tasting business as a sommelier in Alexandria, Virginia.