931288_10151412422612747_1852506635_nRachel Esterline Perkins works for Central Michigan University as the associate director of public relations and social media within University Communications.

Her blog, Venturesome, focuses on professional development; career growth strategies; women’s issues in the workplace; self-improvement; positive thinking; and mentoring. Additionally, Rachel is a published writer, founder and past president of Social Media Club Great Lakes Bay and hobby photographer.

Rachel is a proud Central Michigan University alumna. She earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative public relations with minors in journalism and communications.

Previously, Rachel worked at the Saginaw Community Foundation as the marketing and communications officer. She also spent time at AGP & Associates, a marketing communications firm where she developed and integrated social media strategies into marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies, local businesses and nonprofit organizations. She also managed the account for a $1.4 billion credit union located in Midland, Mich.

During her time as a CMU student, Rachel interned at University Communications in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Fahlgren Mortine – an O’Dwyer’s top 35 independent public relations firm – in Columbus, Ohio.

Photo Credit: www.sarahdavisphoto.com

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