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Rachel Nania

Living Editor


Rachel Nania's journey into journalism was a bit indirect, but it's finally come full circle.

Nania studied both biology and English at the University of Mary Washington, where she also wrote for the school's newspaper. When she wasn't in the lab or interviewing story subjects on campus, she spent her time running cross country (well, for one slow season) and driving to-and-from Richmond, where she interned at Richmond Magazine.

In 2007, she purchased a heavy coat and moved up to Boston to pursue her master's in Health Communication at Emerson College. In addition to rooting for the Red Sox, she also spent time writing and editing at Harvard Medicine and working on community health projects at the Brookline Department of Public Health.

Nania moved to D.C. in 2009 to work at an international development and public health nonprofit in Dupont Circle. While there, she worked as the communications and community outreach coordinator for the national childhood nutrition and obesity awareness program, We Can!, from the National Institues of Health.

Of all her many tasks on the project, Nania loved interacting with the program's community sites and writing their stories for the website best of all.

After a few years at AED, Nania left for a short stint in health-related PR before deciding to quit it all and focus on writing. She freelanced for several websites and blogs in the D.C. area -- writing about everything from local politics, to food, art, theatre, style and development -- before coming to WTOP in November 2012.

Now she gets to combine all of her passions -- writing, health, food, art and style -- on WTOP's Living section.