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Radford University December 2012 graduate

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Sep 2010Dec 2012

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Johanna Calfee

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Johanna Calfee, and I'm an Owner and Managing Editor for Prototype Media, which produces five regional magazines in the Lynchburg, Virginia, region. I'm writing you today to strongly recommend Rachael Smith.

Rachael has many strengths, among them is a passion for people and a desire and ability to tell their stories. I met Rachael last semester when she interned for me at Prototype Media. During her internship, Rachael was eager and willing to tackle any task, from writing stories I assigned her for Lynchburg Living and Lynchburg Business magazines, to being a powerful force on social media to promote our magazines and events.  

From a writing standpoint, Rachael has a natural talent for interviewing subjects and telling a story. She understands AP Style and follows through to create a finished product that is ready and readable-a rarity for college students.

Rachael is energetic, ambitious and easy to get along with. I believe this is one reason that people are so quick to talk to her for stories-she has "emotional intelligence" that is apparent. One of my favorite things about her is her ability to create relationships instantly and effortlessly.

With all this said, I recommend Rachael without reservation. No matter what she is pursuing professionally, I believe she has the potential, work ethic and charisma to accomplish it with excellence. If I can answer any questions or give additional insights into Rachael, please don't hesitate to call me. 


Johanna P. Calfee


Aug 2009Dec 2012

Media Studies

Radford University