Rachel

About Me:

I grew up in Baltimore with my older brother and two sisters. My family was very musical, and I learned to play the violin and piano, and for five summers I attended Walden, a music composition school. My final summer there in 2001, I received the Grace Newsom Cushman Award for leadership excellence and promoting positive values within the Walden community.

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Not afraid of hard work!

I attended Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore until 10th grade, and graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. I went on to Columbia University as an undergraduate, where I received my B.A. in Psychology in 2007. I then worked at the law firm Alston & Bird LLP as a paralegal in the Financial Services and Products division. I was the Blue Sky coordinator for the New York office and Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, for which I planned and scheduled events. Following my time at Alston & Bird, I volunteered at the LGBT Community Center of New York in the library and media center. It was there that I met other volunteers who were library school students or graduates, and the idea occurred to me that this was something I enjoyed very much. I enrolled at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill, and the rest is history!

I have now received my MSLS, having just graduated this past December. I am currently seeking employment and am excited to begin the next chapter of my life! In the meantime, I am volunteering at the Roland Park branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. In addition to reading, I enjoy playing the piano, running, sewing (customized messenger bags are my specialty!), video editing, meditating, Greek mythology, crossword puzzles, and travel.