My name is Rachel. I'm a strategist and writer passionate about helping organizations create lasting relationships with their audiences through engaging communication. I'm also a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri, where I received a Bachelor of Journalism in strategic communication and a minor in business.
Originally from Dallas, I moved to Chicago to pursue my professional aspirations. I'm currently a marketing and communications associate with SmithBucklin, an association management company that more organizations turn to than any other. My responsibilities include members relations, social media and digital strategy, email and content marketing, and event promotion.
Before SmithBucklin, I worked in corporate reputation for FTI Consulting, content management for MOJO Ad and corporate communications for Monsanto's European Headquarters. I also have experience in media relations, executive positioning, integrated advertising and audience engagement. My client lists include well-known organizations such as Ocean Spray, Allstate, the International Carwash Association and Ace Hardware.
In my free time, I love to hike, read and play the ukulele. I also have a fondness for traveling and live music and have been to over 30 cities and almost 50 concerts. Check out snapshots of my life below.