Rachel Hartigan

Rachel Hartigan is a senior writer covering culture and history for National Geographic.

She also edits the Through the Lens feature in National Geographic Magazine and previously wrote and edited for the front section of the magazine. For several years, Rachel edited the interview series Book Talk.

Before she joined National Geographic, she served as the editor of Book World at the Washington Post. She also has been director of publications at the National Communication Association, deputy editor of culture and education at U.S. News & World Report, and on staff at Teacher, Who Cares, Civilization and Harper's magazines. She graduated from Yale University.

She is currently working on a book about Amelia Earhart and the three main theories about her disappearance.