Rachid Rhenifel was born in the Moroccan city of Fes. He received his B.A. in linguistics from the University of S.M. Ben-Abdellah in Fes. He moved to the U.S. in 1998 and lived in Austin, Texas before moving to Seattle. He speaks Arabic, French, German, and English. Rachid has taught for OneWorld Now! for many years and is happy to be working with a great team and wonderful students. His hobbies include playing soccer and tennis.