Alumni Profiles - Meet Rachael Dubinsky
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Year of Graduation: 2011
Majors: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication
Minors: Food Science, Food and Agribusiness Marketing and Management
Undergraduate Campus Involvement:
Food Science Club, Ag Ambassadors, UD Color Guard, Sigma Alpha
Current Position of Employment or Education:
News Information Assistant at the United States Department of Agriculture
Describe your best Ag experience:
Being an integral part of starting the UDairy Creamery! I always wanted to go to a school with a Creamery and now I can say I helped start one at UD!
Which Ag course was your favorite and why?
I really enjoyed my FABM classes with Dr. Toensmeyer. Specifically, I enjoyed meeting the guest speakers in Strategic Selling and Buyer Communication and giving professional marketing presentations.
Tell us about your current position or program of study and what led you to that field.
I currently work for the Office of Communications at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. Some of my daily responsibilities include: agency-wide news clipping, compiling agency reports for the White House, media pitching, and preparing briefing materials for the Secretary.
How did your College of Ag experiences prepare you for your current job or post-graduate education?
During my time at UD, I learned a lot about agricultural communications and wanted to continue my experience on the national level. My experiences at CANR really shaped my career path.
What advice do you have for students interested in your field?
Find opportunities that truly interest you and take advantage of them to the fullest extent.