Rachel Berkowitz received her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge, UK, where she developed lab and computer models of fluid flow within pressurized systems based on field data from volcanoes and carbon sequestration. Alongside her Ph.D., Rachel wrote the online Down to Earth column for Physics Today, which covered research in the geosciences, sustainable energy, and climate.

Afterwards, she held positions as a Senior Communications Specialist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Materials Sciences Division; and as a Research Analyst for i2k Connect, a technology company that is developing a platform to transform unstructured documents into structured data. Since then, she has continued to build her freelance writing career with stories appearing in Scientific AmericanThe Scientist, and Science; and as a contributing editor at Physics Today (2018 – 2021). Rachel joined the American Physical Society’s Physics Magazine as a Corresponding Editor in 2020. She continues to write and edit for other publications and institutions