I'm an independent science journalist and editor based in Central Texas.
I'm a contributing writer for the award-winning autism research news site, Spectrum. Over at The Open Notebook, I'm a senior editor and community manager of the Covering Science Slack group, which connects science journalists with those on other beats who want to incorporate more science coverage into their work.
The brain is what makes me tick, so most of my stories have a psychology or neuroscience slant. I also enjoy reporting on how science shifts in response to community input.
I got my start in science journalism thanks to a 2014 AAAS Mass Media Fellowship at The Philadelphia Inquirer and an Open Notebook/Burroughs Wellcome Fund early-career fellowship in 2017-2018. Before I dove into science writing, I got my PhD in neuroscience from the University of Missouri in 2016.
Want to work with me?
Email me at rachel.zamzow[at]gmail.com