(B. 1989, Boston, Massachusetts)
Rachael Cerrotti is an award-winning multidisciplinary storyteller and educator. Her work explores the intergenerational impact of migration and memory.
Rachael has been published and featured by NPR, PRI’s The World, Kind World, WBUR, WGBH, The Boston Globe, Images & Voices of Hope, The Times of Israel and various other publications throughout Israel, Europe and the United States. In 2017, Rachael was the subject of an award-winning multimedia series produced by WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, titled Beyond Sides of History.
In 2019, she released her first podcast — We Share The Same Sky — which was produced for USC Shoah Foundation and tells the story of her decade-long journey to retrace her grandmother’s war story. In addition, she presents this project in classrooms and communities worldwide. She is also preparing to publish a memoir about this story; her literary representation is Joelle Delbourgo Associates.
After the sudden loss of her young husband in 2016, Rachael began Welcome to Widowhood, an ongoing portrait series that tells the stories of women under 40 who have lost their partners. She tells her own grief story on Instagram with #nowawidowstillawife.
She holds a degree in Communications from Temple University and is an alumni of The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has completed educator's seminars with Yad Vashem and Facing History & Ourselves.
She has worked in over a dozen countries and is currently based in Boston.
Awards & Exhibitions
2018 Finalist, Natalia Twersky Educator Award | Jewish Women’s Archive
2018 Associated Press Media Editor’s Award, Excellence and Innovation in Storytelling for Beyond Sides of History : A Series (produced by WBUR)
2018 Edward R. Murrow Award, Excellence in Innovation for Beyond Sides of History : A Series (produced by WBUR)
2016 First Place, Natural World | Northern Short Course in Photojournalism
2016 Honorary Mention, International Picture Story | Northern Short Course in Photojournalism
2015 Lori Minden Tancer Award | Momenta Workshops
2015 Honorary Mention, Natural Disaster & Environment | Northern Short Course in Photojournalism
2014 Solo Exhibition, photographs of Armenia | Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Solo Exhibition, photographs of Israel | Boston, MA