Rachel Fritts grew up taking every opportunity to explore the natural world, whether by catching salamanders in her back yard, hiking in the Rocky Mountains, or inspecting tide pools on family vacations. That early interest led her to pursue a B.A. in Biology from Grinnell College and an M.S. in Marine Environmental Management from the University of York, before returning to Grinnell for a year-long editorial fellowship. Rachel’s environmental journalism to date has focused on sustainable resource use and wildlife conservation, and can be found at publications like Pacific Standard, Mongabay, Ensia, and Hakai Magazine. She also writes video scripts about evolution for the PBS Digital Studios channel Eons.