Rachael Garner

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Rachael Garner

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Rachael Garner is a grant writer with a background in professional and creative writing, editing and proofreading, and academic grant support. At TIES, Rachael participates in the grant writing process from research to submission as well as post-award management. Rachael also writes, edits, proofreads, and standardizes TIES’ project proposals for clients, as well as any other documents that come her way. Rachael began working at TIES in January 2016. She has an M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing from West Virginia University and a B.A. in English from West Virginia Wesleyan College. She and her husband live in Bridgeport, WV.

“I love that TIES is providing meaningful learning opportunities in STEM to learners around the world. I also value the opportunity to work with experts outside of my own field; as a writer, I have gained an awareness of and appreciation for STEM in a way I likely would not have if not for TIES.”

More About Me

I Bet You Didn’t Know

  • When I’m not working, I enjoy reading, running, practicing yoga, exploring new places, and spending time with my family and friends.

What I Love About My Job

  • I love learning, so I love that TIES is providing meaningful learning opportunities in STEM to learners around the world. I also value the opportunity to work with experts outside of my own field; as a writer, I have gained an awareness of and appreciation for STEM in a way I likely would not have if not for TIES.

A Transforming Moment

  • I created an extensive document of workforce “data snapshots” for use by the STEM Learning Ecosystems. This document included national reports, resources and links, and a suite of statistics that I gathered for each SLE community in the US and Canada. As a remote worker I rarely get to see my work “in action” once it leaves my desk, so I was thrilled to learn that ecosystem leadership benefited greatly from the data I gathered and were building upon it to increase STEM resources for their ecosystem communities.