Grace Pinegar began journalism school in the fall of 2012, whimfully naive enough to believe success would come easily. Throughout college, Ms. Pinegar was repeatedly humbled into understanding that the only successes worth celebrating are achieved through hard work, perseverance, indelible passion, and abundant generosity from those in positions to help.
She completed her Bachelor of Journalism in magazine writing with a minor in French in December of 2015 with a portfolio that boasted experience in 360 degree digital reporting, video editing and production, audio production, web design and production, photography, community reporting, and long form, narrative writing. She seized opportunities to widen her spectrum of the world around her by spending one summer as a volunteer missionary in Accra, Ghana and the next as a host student in Lyon, France. She held a leadership position with her campus ministry while feeding her love of performance art with multiple MU theatre production and a hip hop dance team. She is eager to tell her eventual disbelieving grandchildren about the latter.
Upon graduation, Grace was accepted a sales position with a family-owned boutique shoe store that has operated since 1919 and she quickly took on social media responsibilities, as well. She utilized multiple online platforms to showcase recent arrivals, over-stocked accounts, upcoming deals and everyday use of footwear.
She served as a freelance writer for Advantage Press, a company that produces educational packets for public schools to supplement physical education curriculum. Her job was to research and accurately compose packets that would educate preteens and teenagers on the importance of monitoring heart rate, the history of yoga, preventing sports injuries and other such topics.
On October 31, she began work as a research specialist with the Chicago-based B2B software company, G2 Crowd. There, she pitches and writes software-related blog posts, copy-edits, meticulously researches data for category reports, and more.
She is a creative mind with a passion for people and storytelling and is, of course, consistently open to the possibility of guest starring in Hamilton. If you’re the right person for that, don’t be shy.
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