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|Occupation||Director, PR & New Media|
|Location||Austin, TX, United States|
|Introduction||Native Austinite and Democratic activist Rachel Farris writes MeanRachel.com, a progressive blog that follows politics, the legislature and how they both are affected by social media. She covered the 2008 Democratic National Convention with The Texas Observer team and has spoken about social media and communications at the University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs, Texas State University's "Mass Communication Week" and St. Edward's University. She also writes for The Huffington Post and has served as the National Communications Director for the Young Democrats of America Women's Caucus. She is also known for her work at the Austin-based PetRelocation.com, where she directs online communications strategies to create brand awareness and foster relationships with pet owners online.|
|Favorite Books||“This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.” Walt Whitman|
Which is more important to you and why: flexibility or expandability?
Flexibility. You've got to be able to roll with the punches or else it's going to hurt. Bad.