Rachael Drummond

NCAR|UCAR Communications


Director of Communications
rachaeld@ucar.edu | 303-497-8604

I lead the Communications Office for NCAR and UCAR, which is responsible for corporate and internal communications, media relations, and public affairs. The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is a nonprofit consortium of universities that manages the federally funded National Center for Atmospheric Research and provides additional research and education services through UCAR's community programs. Our headquarters are in Boulder, Colorado, USA. More information about our organization is here.

My background

I was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2007 I joined NCAR & UCAR Communications. I have worked as a journalist and in media relations and communications for the university, local government, and technology sectors. I have a bachelor’s degree in English literature and graduate diploma in journalism from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a post-graduate diploma in communication management from Massey University in New Zealand.  


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