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Rachel Waddick

Communications Manager
  • Communications Strategy +++++++
  • Stakeholder Engagement ++++++++
  • Star Wars Trivia ++++++

As a strategic communications professional, Rachel's career has focused on cross-functional methods to provide comprehensive solutions to organizational, engagement, and outreach challenges. She has created and implemented tailored strategies for non-profit, for-profit, and start-up organizations, utilizing market knowledge, industry awareness, and data exploration to achieve overarching goals and specific objectives. Rachel is passionate about providing work of direct significance and lasting effect through empathy, transparency, and storytelling. 

What Rachel loves most about her job is the daily encouragement and support she receives from her fellow Palantiri to be creative and take chances, all in the spirit of success. She believes the key to professional achievement is the ability to ask for guidance, accept help, and employ empathy in all endeavors. Above all, she has worked to learn to be unafraid of - and learn from - failure.

Rachel received her BA in Political Science and Journalism from Miami University and her MA in Strategic Communication from American University.  

Rachel in a Nutshell

  • Her life-long dream has been to become an astronomer - one she attributes to the day she saw Independence Day (1996) on the big screen
  • If she could be anywhere in the world at this very moment, she would be in Washington, D.C.
  • Her definition of happiness is contentment without complacency
The greatest teacher, failure is.
Yoda, The Last Jedi

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