Rachel is a 2018-19 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, studying new approaches to news for teenagers, with an eye toward media literacy and civic engagement. She is on a leave of absence from her role as managing editor of The GroundTruth Project and managing producer of the award-winning "GroundTruth" podcast. Rachel's projects at GroundTruth have been recognized by the national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Webby Awards and the Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. Rachel is also a digital strategist. Before coming to The GroundTruth Project, she ran the digital side of the NPR show Here & Now, produced at WBUR. In 2014, she won a fellowship from WBUR's iLab to produce a cross-country podcast and multimedia project, focused on young voters ahead of the midterm elections. Previously, Rachel was a news writer and audio producer at WBUR. She has also worked as a staff reporter at the Vineyard Gazette on Martha's Vineyard. Rachel has also had a few adventures, including tour guiding at the Vatican, working at a solar startup and living on a small sailboat for two and a half years. She has a degree in journalism from NYU and is an alumna of the 2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.