Photographer/Gallery Director/Content Strategist
- Graduating 2019
Photography team lead, Gallery team lead, and Content Strategist Rachel Crowe is in her last semester here at TAD after over three years! Rachel is TAD’s multi-talented superstar, double majoring in history and art history and minoring in studio art. About three and a half years ago, our very own Assistant Director Lindsey Cooper found one of Rachel’s photos in the Prism Gallery in Festival and asked her to apply. Growing up in Manassas, VA and spending most summers in Manhattan, Rachel started her interest in photography after high school when her parents bought her a camera as a graduation gift.
While working at TAD, she has gone beyond her Photography team responsibilities and decided to learn more outside of just that field. She wanted to take on more responsibility and show her love for TAD, so she learned along the way and became a Project Manager. Through working on that team, she eventually switched over to her current position on the Content Strategy team. Rachel may have learned about other teams along the way, but she also learned about gallery directing work on her own. She’s had several different internship and director positions for over two years at JMU’s Artworks Gallery, so she has no shortage of experience.
In her free time, (when she has any) Rachel does some screen-printing, “dabbles” in graphic design, watches Netflix, and thrift shops. She’s been skydiving even though she’s afraid of heights, can wakeboard, is good at Uno, and never loses in Punch Buggy.
“I’m literally a monster at that game,” Rachel said, with her friend and Project Manager Emily Setelin to back up her claims.