Rachel Friedman joined the Population Council in May 2013 as the managing editor of Population and Development Review (PDR), the Council’s quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of scientific research on the relationships between population and social, economic, and environmental change. Friedman oversees the peer-review process; coordinates communications between PDR’s editors, editorial board, authors, and reviewers; and ensures the quality and content of the journal.
Friedman has written for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Al Jazeera America, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. She is the author of a travel memoir, and her writing has been anthologized in The McSweeney’s Book of Politics and Musicals and The Best Women’s Travel Writing, Volumes 9 and 10.
Friedman received her BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MFA from Rutgers-Newark.