Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Radio in 2020 as a podcast producer. She’s currently working on a youth-led podcast with students from Community High School in Ann Arbor.
Prior to Michigan Radio, Rachel spent the past three years producing audio in Philadelphia. In addition to her work on NPR Music and WXPN’s The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, she was the Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Residence at Asian Arts Initiative. There she collaborated with young people to develop an online audio sequencer that sampled sounds from the rapidly redeveloping Chinatown North Neighborhood. She’s produced shows like the Opt-in and the Healing Justice Podcast, and her radio features range from topics of skin stigmas to bioacoustics.
An avid biker, she’s always seeking the best route.