This page is dedicated to showcasing my all my past professional experiences, skills and education, as well as endorsements from some of my professors and work mentors. If you would like to view a PDF version of my official resume, click below. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
"Rachel is as intelligent and capable as she is kind. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a hardworking, dedicated individual who does not shy away from challenges and seeks out any and all opportunities to be of assistance. As her last name implies, she demonstrates generosity and a respectful, eager attitude in fulfilling all of her responsibilities."
Cheif Speech Writer,
The Office of Gov. Nathan Deal
"Committed, organized, and forward thinking, Rachel Grace is the type of person you want to have working on your team. Thoughtful, pleasant, and kind, she’s also the type of person you want to share your lunch break with. She has my highest recommendation—professionally and personally, she is truly one-of-a-kind."
Professor of Photography,
The University of Georgia
"Rachel, above all else, is a self-starter. In the office, she is someone who can be given a task and some brief explanation or training, and then be left to complete the task on her own. I can trust her to know when she needs to follow-up with questions or for clarification, and otherwise to move ahead at the appropriate pace to address urgent issues and create efficiency."
Regional General Counsel,
Andritz Inc. (USA)
The Cox Institute | Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
GRADY MOBILE NEWS LAB TEAM MEMBER
Collaborated with another journalist to create a multimedia-mobile journalism story. Conducted interviews and researched International Student Life at UGA. Designed entirely on a phone with apps such as Adobe Spark Page, KineMaster and Phonto.
Georgia Governor’s Office | May 2018 - Aug 2018
PRESS & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
Drafted remarks for the Governor about literacy, education and criminal justice in Georgia. Wrote and proofread 20+ proclamations, commendations and press releases. Created social media copy and designed graphics for the Governor’s Twitter and Facebook.
Earthskills Rendezvous | Jan 2018 - May 2018
VIDEOGRAPHER & RESEARCHER
Worked with another videographer to create a short video series on Earthskills Rendezvous. Wrote a research thesis and proposal focused on the “re-wilding” movement in America. Captured video footage and audio of the event and used Premiere Pro to edit final products.
The Red & Black | May 2017 - Aug 2017
OPINION DESK EDITOR
Edited 12+ articles per week for content, grammar and AP Style under weekly deadlines. Wrote headlines, selected featured stories, utilized SEO and drafted page designs for print. Collaborated with staff writers to brainstorm article ideas and discuss best writing practices.
The Red & Black | Aug 2015 - March 2018
OPINION & CULTURE DESKS STAFF WRITER
Produced 2-4 articles a week on Athens’ food and music, student affairs and current events. Conducted interviews for articles and developed a source network of officials and experts. Attended weekly staff meetings to pitch ideas and collaborate with fellow reporters.
ANDRITZ Inc. | Aug 2018 - Present
MARKETING & DESIGN ASSISTANT
Currently redesigning, proofing and updating 30+ employee presentations and brochures. Improving product visuals and information with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Docupedia. Writing copy and editing event materials for an upcoming ANDRITZ Digester Seminar.
UGA Discover Abroad | Jan 2019 - April 2019
STUDENT & CITIZEN SCIENCE VOLUNTEER
Collected qualitative and quantitative data for various Citizen Science research projects. Wrote 10+ academic papers about topics such as coral reef health and sustainable tourism. Traveled across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji to study indigenous sustainability practices.
Pinewoods Seed Library | Jan 2018 - May 2018
FOUNDER & CO-DIRECTOR
Worked on a team to establish a seed exchange at the Pinewoods Library in Athens, Ga. Conducted surveys, analyzed results and created data visualization for the project. Produced other relevant visuals and developed a seed exchange network for the program
UGA World Ambassadors | Aug 2016 - May 2017
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBER
Planned social and educational events to engage students in cross-cultural exchange. Worked on a team to organize UGA’s International Street Fair (average of 5,000 attendees). Advised international students through the Language Partner and Tax Assistant Programs.
International Student Life | Aug 2016 - May 2017
INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR DIRECTOR
Managed a different student organization each week to host and promote the event. Streamlined volunteer program and doubled average attendance (300+) by end of the year. Researched and tested digital marketing strategies with social team to bolster event interest.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Researching, writing, headlines and content strategy. Interviewing sources. Pitching and presenting ideas. SEO and writing for web and social copy. Editing for content, grammar and AP Style. Collaborative writing.
Photography, videography and audio storytelling. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and visualization. Creating visuals for social media. Mobile story production. Content management systems.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATES
THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Graduated May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and a minor in Anthropology from Franklin College of Arts & Sciences.
UGA DISCOVER ABROAD
Studied sustainability and indigenous practices in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii. Completed various research papers and Citizen Science projects about the Great Barrier Reef and other topics.
AMERICAN COPY EDITORS SOCIETY
Completed various courses on editing, SEO and leadership and was awarded an ACES Certificate in Editing. Certificate course included webinars, supplementary readings and hands-on activities.
GEORGIA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION
Collaborated with another journalist on a mobile-based multimedia story and engaged in various related workshops and lectures. was awarded the GBA Certificate of Leadership & Innovation.
UGA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIFE
Completed a semester long course focused on cultural exchange and global awareness. Read and analyzed novels and essays and participated in discussions. Was awarded the ISL Cultural Capacity Certificate.
Completed multiple short and long-form courses regarding inbound marketing. Became proficient in skills such as SEO and business writing. Received both the Inbound & Inbound Marketing Certificates.