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Rachel Hoover

Assistant Director, Career Advising
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Rachel grew on a farm just outside the tiny one-stoplight-town of Westmoreland, TN. She earned a BA in English & Allied Arts and a MAE in Student Affairs, both from Western Kentucky University. Rachel has worked in student affairs and career services for more than seven years and is certified to interpret Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment results.  She has served as Director of Career Services before coming to UK to serve as Assistant Director.

Prior job that shaped her: 

After college, Rachel taught high school students American Lit, Creative Writing, and Drama & Theatre. While teaching, Rachel realized that her students were spending lots of time on her classroom couch talking with her about their futures (going to college, exploring majors, finding jobs.)

How she would describe herself:

Rachel believes that learning never stops and that you can never learn everything there is to know, but you can sure try!

What she enjoys doing outside of work:

Rachel spends her time at home with her husband, 2 daughters, and their cat: Snowflake (aka-Mr. Kitty).  On the weekends, Rachel can usually be found reading fiction or Netflix-binging.  

A goal in life: 

She is continuing to pursue a PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at UK.

Fun Fact:

Rachel’s Myers-Briggs type is “INFP.”  True to the description, she enjoys expressing her unique style and embraces full on “nerddom” by writing song parodies, creating videos, and writing children’s stories in her spare time.