Rainesford Stauffer

Education: The New School
Expertise: Lifestyle, Politics and Social Issues
  • Rainesford is a writer with five years of professional experience.
  • She has reported in The New York Times, WSJ Magazine, The Cut, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Vox, and more.


Rainesford is the author of An Ordinary Age, which made Esquire's Best Books of 2021 list, and All the Gold Stars, out 2021. She is a contributing writer to Teen Vogue's Work in Progress column. She is also a 2022-2023 Carter Fellow.


Rainesford earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from The New School.

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