Rachel is director of training and service, overseeing all training programs within Report for America, as well as working with corps members on their service projects, which often involve youth media. She is a journalist, editor, podcast producer and digital strategist. She has worked as managing editor of The GroundTruth Project and managing producer of the GroundTruth podcast, where her work received awards including a National Edward R. Murrow Award and an Online Journalism Award. She was a public radio journalist for several years, including running the digital side of the NPR show Here & Now. Rachel was a 2018-19 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she focused on new approaches to news and media literacy for teenagers. She’s an alumna of the 2016 ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. Rachel started her journalism career as a local newspaper reporter. Her past adventures include living on a small sailboat and tour guiding at the Vatican. Rachel is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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