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CV

RACHEL LAUREN MUELLER

2018 – Present

DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Directed and produced a variety of documentary shorts including short news pieces, investigations and a feature-length film. 

Screened short films at:

  • Cinema Lounge, Minneapolis

  • SCREAM it of Screen, Minneapolis

  • Connect Media Festival, St. Paul

Awards and accolades include:

  • Reva and David Logan Prize for Investigative Reporting

  • IF/Then Distribution Initiative

  • International Documentary Association - Pare Lorentz Grant Challenging White Supremacy

2019 - Present

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

Reported, coordinated and edited multi-year investigation; partnerships with the New York Times and the Investigative Reporting Program; published on Yale Climate Connections and other local outlets.

2018 - Present

VIDEO REPORTER

Sourced and delivered high-quality video stories on RELIGION, GENDER and HEALTH throughout the African continent and the US, including on-camera reporting, explainer videos, short documentaries, news stories

2015 – 2018

PROGRAM MANAGER
/ MANAGING EDITOR

Multiple award-winning editor of immigrant story series with Green Card Voices; managed team of teachers, students, copy editors, to publish books of immigrant teens’ first-person narratives; coordinated immigrant storytelling programing; www.greencardvoices.com/books/.

2016 – 2018

INTERVIEWING TEAM LEAD
/ FOUNDING MEMBER

Led team of grassroots organizers (MPD150) to interview, transcribe, and code 70 interviews for community performance review of policing with communities most impacted by police violence; co-wrote and co-edited report published in 2017.

2013

MEDIA ASSOCIATE

Smithsonian Folkways Records - Wrote and published album biographies, press releases; managed social media; organized and facilitated promotional material; led team building.

2012 – 2013

SPRADLEY SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW

Dakar, Senegal - Interviewed Senegalese community members about the female experience with a traditional spiritual belief system; designed and implemented 8-week research project using ethnographic interviewing and participant observation; published award-winning research in Conformity and Conflict.