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Journalist covering Gen Z political culture and all things related to young voters in U.S. politics.

About Rachel 

Hi! I’m Rachel, a journalist covering young Americans and our politics.

Fixated on the intersection of politics, journalism, and education, I’m currently

working on a few different initiatives geared at bringing more young Americans

into the civic and political fold.

 

Most recently, I started 'The Up and Up,' a newsletter focused on Gen Z’s political zeitgeist: how young Americans are organizing, mobilizing and participating in civic life and politics – or, how and why they’re not. I also freelance, with bylines in Teen Vogue, Glamour, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Bustle.

 

Previously, I was an associate writer on the CNN Politics team covering young voters, campaigns and breaking news. As the first writer for CNN Politics dedicated to the youth beat, I wrote about the first members of Gen Z to launch campaigns for Congress, how TikTok became a political battleground and the youth mental health crisis following the Covid-19 pandemic. 

 

Before joining CNN in 2020, I started writing about youth political culture for Teen Vogue and MTV News. I've also written for SELF and Vice News. 

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