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Rachel Spikula

Rachel Spikula

Chronic learner with appreciation for aesthetics


University of Southern California

Graduate Research Associate at USC Scenario Lab

Research and applied innovation of participatory culture and new media concepts, practices and platforms tailored for strategic thinking, scenario planning and futures.

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United States Mint

Design and Marketing Program Manager

-Management of coin design process (America the Beautiful Quarters, 50 State Quarters, Lincoln Penny, various other commemorative coins and medals)
-Planning of events and symposiums
-Execution of marketing campaigns
-Recruitment of new artists


Brightest Young Things

Event Coordination Intern

-Undertook internship to earn practicum hours for event management masters certificate (completed internship while working full time at United States Mint)
-Scouted non-traditional event spaces, researched viability of events, prepared budget projections

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Metis Strategy

Marketing Communications Intern

Conducted market research on the hospitality and travel industry and initiated contact with publications

Deep Dish Records/Yoshitoshi

Promotions Intern

Wrote press releases and initiated new relationships with print and online magazines


Financial Services Consultant

Produced loan documents in range of $10,000 - $2.5 million in fast paced heavy volume environment
(Summer job May-August of 2002 and May-August of 2003)


Master of Arts (MA), Global Communications

London School of Economics and Political Science

Master of Science (MSc), Global Media and Communications

American University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Public Communication, Marketing, Graphic Design