Rachel Jones is a contributor for National Geographic Magazine, a Development Media Consultant and a two-time Top 10 Media Writer on LinkedIn. Jones, who has reported for National Public Radio, Knight Ridder News Service, and the Detroit Free Press, also served as Project Director for the Internews Network’s Gulu, Uganda Radio Training Center from June 2007 to February 2008. Jones helped train and mentor five-dozen Ugandan reporters and editors, covering issues including health, education and child welfare following more than two decades of civil war in Northern Uganda. Jones was posted to Kenya in July 2008 through the Knight Health Fellowship Program of the International Center for Journalists. She was based with Nation Media Group, the largest media company in East and Central Africa. In August 2010, Jones was awarded an International Public Engagement Grant from the UK’s Wellcome Trust, which she used to create the one-year Kenyan Alliance of Health and Science Reporters project. As Director, Jones organized week-long training workshops and regional briefings for Kenyan reporters. From Dec. 2013 to May 2014, Jones advised UNICEF Kenya and the Polio Advocacy Working Group partners in developing a communications strategy. From October 2014 to September 2015, Jones served as Editor/Stringer Coordinator for Voice of America’s “South Sudan in Focus” nightly radio broadcast. Currently based in Washington, D.C., Jones has worked as a media consultant for the U.K.-based Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases coalition and Malaria No More UK. In 2019, Jones produced features about maternal mortality and the Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of Congo for National Geographic Magazine, and is currently reporting for the magazine’s digital platform. She also works with The Aspen Institute as a media trainer for their Healthy Communities and New Voices Fellowship programs.