Rachel Rock has forever made sense of the world through individual stories.  It was upon recognizing their power to drive social change that she saw journalism as her vehicle to participate.  Rock, a freelance multimedia journalist in Boston, MA, combines written narrative with audio reporting and photojournalism.  Prior work in microfinance development in Latin America and as an entrepreneur gives Rock a wide lens to uncover stories around every corner.

All Stories by Rachel Rock

April 23, 2021

Beating the stigma of the ‘peanut-free table’

Children can be cruel. Just ask anyone with a life-threatening food allergy who’s ever been teased, taunted – or worse – by their peers.

April 5, 2021

‘Even if ... for one patient, I knew I was meant to be there’

For three weeks in April 2020, trauma nurse Karen Wenning of Atlanta cared for Covid-19 patients hospitalized in New York City.

April 5, 2021

Volunteers find antidote for pandemic isolation outdoors

During the pandemic, citizen scientists have found a sense of normalcy and solace in the safety of outdoor pursuits — even in urban areas. Some scientists also made exciting discoveries.

March 11, 2021

Meet the women behind Covid-19 vaccines

How years of work by women have helped bring us the Covid-19 vaccines.

March 11, 2021

Administering the Covid-19 vaccine to thousands

Tammy Retalic, the chief nursing officer at Hebrew SeniorLife, talks about the challenges as she and her staff face the logistical and emotional hurdles of vaccinating more than 5,000 staff members and patients.