Rachel Becker

Rachel Becker is a reporter with a background in scientific research. After studying the links between the brain and the immune system, Rachel left the lab bench with her master's degree to become a journalist via the MIT Graduate Program in Science Writing. For nearly three years, Rachel was a staff science reporter at The Verge, where she wrote stories and hosted videos covering a range of beats including climate change, nicotine, and nuclear technology. Her byline has also appeared in NOVA Next, National Geographic News, Smithsonian, Slate, Nature, Nature Medicine, bioGraphic, and Hakai Magazine, as well as the PBS Digital Studios video series Gross Science and the YouTube show MinuteEarth. Rachel is now an environment reporter for CALmatters, where she covers climate change and California's environmental policies.


The Latest From CalMatters

Newsom must stop the Westlands water grab and save the San Francisco Bay-Delta

An oil derrick in Bakersfield, Kern County.

California tightens oil and gas regulation but stops short of a fracking ban

Newsom huffs and puffs, like the big bad wolf

New 2020 law #2: More time for adult victims of child sexual abuse to sue

California legislators must stop the attorney general from rigging ballot initiative descriptions

Lawmakers challenge PG&E, as utility warns of more mass power shutdowns