Rachelle G. Cohen is assistant editorial page editor, writing both editorials and columns on criminal justice issues, housing, and politics. Cohen was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for editorial writing in 2021 on a series co-authored with Alan Wirzbicki. She first joined the Globe Editorial Board in 2018 after serving for more than three decades as editorial page editor for the Boston Herald. Prior to joining the Herald she worked for the Associated Press, including a stint as head of the AP’s Massachusetts State House Bureau. She was an adjunct professor of journalism at Suffolk University for five years and continues to guest lecture at several local universities. Cohen has lectured internationally on government transparency, free press and the interdependence of an independent judiciary and a free press in Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Macedonia. She serves as co-chair of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Judiciary-Media Committee and on the board of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health. A native of Philadelphia, she is a graduate of Temple University. She is reachable at Rachelle.Cohen@Globe.com.