Picture 15I’m a journalist based in Brooklyn, NY. My first book, Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—and the World, came out April 7th, 2015.

My work can be found in Runner’s World magazine, Wired magazine, Men’s Health magazine, O, The Oprah MagazineThe New YorkerThe Atlantic, Outside, Food and Wine, GizmodoTested.com, Pacific Standard, and others. I used to produce Afar magazine’s infographic spread Curious Planet. I’m a senior editor at Longshot Magazine, the former editor in chief of The Connective, and a former Pop-Up Magazine presenter.

I’m always interested in hearing about new writing opportunities. You can email me at rachelswaby [at] gmail.com

To inquire about speaking engagements, please contact Mackenzie Brady. You can reach her at mbrady [at] newleafliterary.com



  1. Mike Smith

    I just finished your article on the Beer Mile. Had to look for more. Your writing style is exactly what I look for in articles and novels. Was wondering if we should be expecting a novel, so I can be on the look out.

  2. V John

    Thank you for writing Headstrong, which I am reading it out loud to my daughters. These are great stories, and your scientific explanations are clear, and we appreciate your sense of humor.

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