radio • documentary • journalism
You can call me Rae (she, her(s), they). As a multimedia producer, I’ve spent my career exploring how different mediums impact storytelling, and how combinations can transcend boundaries.
Currently, I'm the Sr. Multimedia Producer on the content team at DigitalOcean, a cloud technology company. Though my contributions and marketing work have been valuable, my greatest achievement at Digital Ocean is serving as the co-lead and founder of the company's first LGBTQ+ employee resource group (ERG), the Rainbow DOlphins, which advocates for our LGBTQ+ employees. At my previous company 2U, I also founded and served as the local chair for their ERG, 2Q: 2U's Queer Business Resource Group.
While at Ithaca College, I produced a student Emmy Award-winning documentary “Fighter By Nature,” which took 2 years and countless trips to Baltimore to film. I spent my first semester of my senior year in South Africa, producing an audio documentary called “Mothers of Langa,” that challenged stereotypes around single-motherhood. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College in 2014 as a Park Scholar with a major in Documentary Studies and Production, and minors in African Diaspora and Honors.
I'm a graduate student at USC working toward a Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology. In the little free time I have, I paint, wood burn, and hike.