Creative Content Manager, CEHHS Marketing & Communications
Rebekah Long is the Creative Content Manager for the College of Education, Health & Human Sciences' Department of Marketing & Communications. You may have heard of her referred to as RASL (pronounced “razzle”), a nickname born from the four first letters of her unconventionally long name. Her specialties include graphic design, content writing and editing, social media management, brand management, and email marketing. Rebekah has experience working in higher education, K-12 education, non-profit organizations, and government-adjacent companies and is skilled in writing across platforms, audiences, and comprehension levels. She is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and accessibility is always at the forefront of her work.
A Jill of all trades and master of some, Rebekah is an artist, self-taught graphic designer, wannabe farmer/gardener, and exclamation point enthusiast. She is a self-proclaimed Appalachian Angel and was once described as a "wonderful calzone of sunshine." Rebekah received her bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During and after pursuing her degree, she taught herself graphic design in her free time using every free program she could find online.
Rebekah lives in Maryville with her partner and a menagerie of chickens, turkeys, ducks, cats, and a grouchy old dog named Storm. When she's not working, you can usually find her in her backyard with her feathered friends, hunkered over an art project, binge-watching a comfort TV show, or intentionally lost in the mountains.
2020 - present: Marketing & Communications liaison, CEHHS Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
2020 - present: Member, CEHHS DEI Faculty and Staff Advisory Board
June 2022: Agent, CEHHS Equity, Inclusion & Justice Summer Institute, a 7-day, immersive learning institute on systems of inequity and oppression in higher education
2020: Member, CEHHS Diversity Action Planning Committee
Tennessee Leaders for Equity Playbook, Print and Digital Workbook Redesign, developed by the Tennessee ESSA Leadership Learning Community (Tennessee Department of Education), January 2022
"Moonshine Still in a Rhododendron Thicket," Illustration, Foothills Voices: Echoes of Southern Appalachia, Vol. 2, edited by James Stovall, April 2019
"Junior Naturalist Observation Journal," Activity Book, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, Spring 2019
"Boy with Butterfly," Photo, "Tremont Celebrates 50 Years," Smokies Life Magazine: Vol. 13 #1, Spring 2019