- Interim Director of Institutional Giving
Rachel Smoka-Richardson is responsible for securing and managing grants for APM Reports, MPR News, and on demand programming. Prior to joining American Public Media, Rachel held institutional giving positions at the Guthrie Theater, Girl Scouts River Valleys, and Children's Theatre Company. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota, as well as an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She received an individual artist grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and is working on a middle grade novel.