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Rachel M.

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  • Joined November 2014

Community, content and social engagement expert. Helping companies help their customers convene, consume and create.

  • Oakland, CA, United States
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Rachel M.
Oakland, CA, United States

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Copywriting Content Social Media Community Marketing



I've been an online community building & engagement for 8+ years. My background is customer and traditional marketing for B2B companies + nonprofits. I'm a writer & researcher looking to develop thoughtful communities, content & engagement.

CloudPeep clients

Write my bio, presentation abstracts, blog content
Aug 2016 to Oct 2016

Work history

Communituity helps companies and agencies deliver online community strategy and programs, content marketing and social media management. I work with tech startups in mobile, healthcare, content curation. I also work with small and women-owned businesses.
Community Engagement Lead
Lead engagement liaison for Quickbooks Support Community working to support, retain and build relationships with super users (external) contributing valuable help content.
Community Manager
I was part of the team that launched the Cisco Learning Network in 2008 and drove the community membership to over 500K registered users and $1m in learning product sales over 4 years. My role was focused on content development & engagement programs.
Library Creator & Curator
I joined Kifi to test and develop two collections of social bookmarking tools to help grow awareness and enthusiasm for the service. My libraries are now followed by over 7,000 Kifi members.
Wisegate IT
Social Media Manager & Content Developer
Grew Twitter following 47% and grew engagement during a 9-month period. Developed blog posts and content that contributed to that audience growth in the same period.

Reviews and references


Ashley McGregor Dey

I hired Rachel for a short term writing, research, and content curation project. She was extremely communicative, delivered on time, and beat all our expectations. I would easily work with her again and would most definitely recommend her to any team.



UMass Amherst
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Psychology
University of California Berkeley
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certification
UMass Amherst
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in Psychology



content creation community building community management blogging photo editing content marketing content strategy social media management research


Hootsuite SnagIt Audacity Trello Jira Canva Wordpress Jive Mailchimp LinkedIn kifi Facebook Insights Twitter Medium Meltwater


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours and evenings


  • Can work 5hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months


Industries I love

Advertising & Marketing Animals & Pets Food Kids & Parenting PR & Communications

What I read

Museum 2.0, CMXHub, Brain Pickings, Content Marketing Institute blog, Harvard Business Review. Get Big Things Done- The Power of Connectional Intelligence, Groundswell, The Art of Community, Start with the Why.

Side projects

Mother, dancer, singer, lover of events experiences, satire and the fun of rewriting of pop songs. Nonprofit fundraiser.

Ideal team

I've most enjoyed being part of small to medium sized teams (3-6 people). I like to collaborate in person but have also been highly effective as a remote worker for the past 9 years.