Rachel Phillips

Intern, Spring 2021 | Texans for the Arts
MFA, Texas Tech University

Rachel Phillips is currently in her first year as an MFA Arts Administration candidate at Texas Tech  University, where she also serves as a teaching and research assistant. Her love of the arts began as a   small child when she started in dance class and continued throughout her life as she also got involved with music and theatre. In May 2018, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre along with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. During her time in her undergraduate program, she worked for numerous publications as a writer and editor as well as for the “We Always Swing” Jazz   Series as a PR intern and Christian Youth Theater Kansas City as a summer camp administrative assistant. After graduating, she joined Christian Youth Theater Kansas City again as communications assistant and summer camp coordinator. She also serves on the board of directors for Leawood Stage Company and teaches youth theatre classes. She believes that arts advocacy is an important part of our job as arts workers regardless of what role we are in and looks forward to growing as both an advocate and administrator as she works with Texans for the Arts.