Health and Wellness Reporter
Rachel Cassandra first came to Alaska as part of the fishing industry in 2004. She fell in love with the state and has spent time fishing and reporting in rural Southeast Alaska at KCAW and KFSK. She joined Alaska Public Media to report on health and mental health in 2023. Before that, she worked as a freelance print and audio journalist for many years, covering health, mental health, addiction, LGBTQ+ topics, the arts, elders, and climate. Outside of work she loves running, crafting, celebrating the natural world, and hanging out with her blue tabby cat, Indigo.