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Rachael Slobodien Joins Sen. Ted Cruz’s Staff

— by on July 30th, 2015

Rachael Slobodien, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2006 with a degree in politics and religion, has joined the staff of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as his communications director.

Rachael previously worked at The Heritage Foundation as manager of media affairs, where she led the regional communications team and crafted messaging and strategy for Heritage’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity. She began her career at Heritage as executive assistant to the vice president of communications. She then went to Capitol Hill as scheduler/office manager to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.); she later became press secretary to then-Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.). Prior to returning to Heritage as a senior media associate in 2010, Rachael served as communications manager at the National Taxpayers Union.

Rachael is also an evening law student at George Washington Law School, where she serves as editor in chief of The Federal Communications Law Journal.