Photo of Rachel Fritts with elephants

About Rachel

Rachel Fritts is a science journalist who covers a range of topics including animals, sustainability, paleontology, and earth science. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Ars Technica, Science News, Science Magazine, Eos, Mongabay, Hakai, and Ensia. She also writes scripts for the PBS Digital Studios natural history channel Eons.

Having lived in three countries and visited nearly thirty, Rachel often combines her love of travel with her interest in the natural world. She has done field research in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, backpacked in the Rocky Mountains, and dived with bull sharks in Fiji, among other adventures. When Rachel isn’t adventuring or writing, she’s probably out looking for dogs to pet, over-caffeinating in a local coffee shop, or curled up at home with a book.

Rachel is currently  based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a student in MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing (GPSW). You can follow her on Twitter here.