Growing up in south Texas, Rachel Blasdell was exposed to communications and publishing early, watching her father and uncles publish the local newspaper. She honed her art skills as a child drawing on reams of newsprint her father brought home. After receiving a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Rachel moved to Houston where she pursued a graphic design career, working for Houston ad agencies. Since joining Duchesne in 2001 to work on the school’s communications, she has worked on a wide variety of projects, including designing print and online materials, writing articles and press releases, photography, managing email communications, and working on the website. One of the things she has enjoyed most about working at Duchesne has been the opportunity to continually learn new skills as she works to promote the school and its students.