About Rachel

Rachel Fritts is a science writer and environmental journalist who writes about evolution, animal biology, conservation, and sustainability.

She holds a B.A. in biology from Grinnell College and a M.S. in marine environmental management from the University of York. After completing her master’s in 2016, Rachel decided to turn her focus from research to writing, and her articles have since appeared in publications such as Pacific Standard, Mongabay, Ensia, and Hakai Magazine.

Having lived in three countries and visited nearly 30, Rachel often combines her love of travel with her interest in the natural world. She has conducted research in South Africa’s Kruger National Park, backpacked in the Rocky Mountains, worked on a permaculture farm in California, and dived with bull sharks in Fiji, among other adventures.

When not writing about science or exploring the outdoors, Rachel can be found curled up with a warm beverage and a good book.

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