A story is more than words on a page or an image. It is a sensory experience. Fingers playing with the flowing folds of a dress, averted eyes, muscles dancing. I reveal these layered stories through writing and photography, fluidly shifting between genres – from essays to photojournalism to feature articles to portraiture to tech talk.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing with a focus on critical/literary essays and fiction as well as a combined 20 years of professional experience as a journalist, writer, photographer, editor, producer, graphic designer and content developer.
Rachel Román can tell a story in a visually arresting style with her camera and in compelling ways with her words. In working with Rachel, I admired her talent for understanding people with stories worth knowing and translating their memories and experiences into outstanding journalism.
Rachel is a masterful storyteller, both in writing and through her photography. She is able to capture nuance and joy in her work. She takes time and care to get to know people, which is evident in her writing and pictures. I had the pleasure of working with Rachel for three years and highly recommend her for freelance writing and event or personal photography needs.
Rachel has a keen eye for beauty and composition as well as language and story. Moreover, she is a kind person and hard worker.
Rachel has proven to be an invaluable asset on any project. She's willing to work quickly, efficiently and effectively at a moment's notice. Our clients have made it a point to request her services whenever possible.
Rachel was wonderful to work with, and her writing enhanced every project she worked on for us. Rachel was a great asset to our production team, and I would not hesitate to hire her for future work.
At KATU News, Rachel's professionalism, strong interviewing skills and superb writing ability added to her expertise and made her a valuable member of our team.