Rachel Cieri Mull is a local news editor for The Baltimore Banner who works with reporters covering education and health care. She returned to Baltimore after three years in Washington, D.C., as a senior editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, a national news source for colleges. Previously, she was the senior features editor at The Baltimore Sun, where she managed a portfolio of magazines and special sections that earned national awards from the Society for Features Journalism. Mull began her career at SmartCEO Media, a now-defunct business magazine publisher based in Baltimore, working her way up to managing editor. She grew up in Howard County and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Elon University..