When I first met Rachel in 2012, the first thing I noticed was how admired she was by her office peers. She even had, and still has, a special nickname: Rulls, Rully, Queen Rullsy. It didn’t take long for me to realize I’d quickly admire her, too. Her ability to get things done, while keeping it fun, is hard to come by.
If something’s not working or can be done better, Rachel is the person who consistently offers outside-of-the-box ideas. Maybe it’s because she’s a world traveler, or a dedicated foodie – she never offers up a boring solution. For those of us who are lucky enough to work with her, we always end up a little bit smarter (and much cooler) than we were before.
We sat down with Rachel to ask her a few questions:
What's one thing you love about Metis?
I love the flexibility to work when and where you do your best work. It’s allowed me to take on an amazing adventure and work from all over the world while I travel.
What were you up to before you came to Metis?
Well, I first came to Metis as a college intern and then began my career here. After a move from Boston to New York, I worked in marketing for a few startups and then returned to Metis in 2016.
What’s your favorite Metis benefit?
The generous amount of time off. It’s nice to have time to disconnect and recharge when you need it. That, and the annual massages on your Metis-versary are a close second. There’s nothing better than a good massage.
What's one thing you've learned since starting at Metis?
Oh, there’s so much more than one thing. One of the first things I learned was time management and prioritization – at an agency you don’t have much choice other than to figure it out fast – which has served me well at other jobs and in life in general.
What would your perfect weekend consist of?
Managing to wake up early(ish), getting a good workout in, heading to a delicious brunch, hanging outside or at the beach with a good book, hitting up the farmers’ market, cooking something yummy for dinner and then enjoying it with some good wine.
What's the next destination on your travel bucket list?
Right now, these 12 cities. I’m also looking to get to Greece, Portugal and Japan. (I like to travel.)
Best book you've read this year:
I really enjoyed the dual perspective of Lauren Groff’s “Fates and Furies.” It was one of those books that draws you in early and I just blew through it. I just finished “Swing Time” by Zadie Smith, which was another great story.