Anthropology Association Apologizes to Native Americans for the Field’s Legacy of Harm – Scientific American, March 28, 2022


For decades anthropologists exploited Indigenous peoples in the name of science. Now they are reckoning with that history.




Audio & radio producing, reporting and writing

How Indigenous Groups Are Using 3-D Technology to Preserve Ancient Practices – Scientific American, June 29, 2022


To safeguard fragile cultural objects, some groups are replicating them with digital models


Rachel Parsons won Best Feature Photo and Best Photo Essay for the Malheur Enterprise at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Awards, September 2021. 


Television & digital producing, reporting, hosting, videography and editing

Device that stores liquid sunshine could one day power your phone – New Scientist, May 13, 2022


A system for trapping sunlight as thermal energy within molecules and then converting it to electricity could be a portable replacement for batteries.


Still images

Television and video producing, reporting, writing, and editing
Reporting & writing online and print

Long-form with photography for Anthropolitan, a publication of the Anthropology Department at University College London. This work was the foundation for Rachel's 2021 MSc dissertation on identities and exclusion in urban environmental movements in London.

Audio reporting
Still images

What the Campaign Against a North London Waste Incinerator Teaches Us About the Green Movement’s Diversity Problem – DeSmog, December 15, 2021


Activists opposing the rebuild of an incinerator in the London Borough of Enfield ... have been forced to confront environmentalism’s white, middle-class dominance.


Reporting & writing for online and print

 Writer, Multimedia journalist, Photographer, producer, host, traveler, dancer 

(not necessarily in that order)

Climate Lawyers Take Aim at ‘Green’ Heating Scheme Fed by Incinerator – DeSmog, September 21, 2022


The government has handed tens of millions to similar projects around the country in recent years.

Family Still Seeks Answers After Deadly Railroad-Crossing Accident – Fort Worth Magazine, September 7, 2021


On May 29, 1980, Joe Parsons was killed by a train at a railroad crossing. Forty years later, there are still questions left unanswered.


Long-form feature with photography.