Rachel Raimist


 Dr. Rachel Raimist is a formerly tenured college professor turned television director who works across genres. She recently directed episodes of the family fantasy THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (Disney+), the musical UP HERE (Hulu) and the soapy drama SEX/LIFE (Netflix). She has also directed beloved episodes of THE SEX LIVES OF COLLEGE GIRLS (HBO Max), WU-TANG: AN AMERICAN SAGA (Hulu), FANTASY ISLAND (Fox), DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT (Disney+) and others.

Raimist holds a B.A. and a M.F.A. in Directing from the UCLA School of Film and Television and a M.A. in Women’s Studies and a Ph.D. in Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota. At the Directors Guild of America (DGA) she serves as Co-Chair of the DGA Disability Committee, on the leadership team of the Women's Steering Committee Squad and on the Special Projects Committee.