• Rachel Ramirez is a general assignment writer on CNN's Climate team, covering climate change and environmental justice. She focuses on breaking news, trending stories, and deeply-reported narratives that help CNN readers understand how the climate crisis affects all aspects of their lives.

    Prior to joining CNN in 2021, Ramirez spent a year freelance writing for other publications including Vox, HuffPost, The Guardian, Grist, Financial Times, and more.

    She is the co-founder of the Asian American Journalists Association's Pacific Islander Task Force. Currently based in New York City, Ramirez was born and raised on the island of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory just north of Guam.