Rachel Terlep

Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist

Rachel and her dogRachel and her partner
IU Communications Indianapolis
340 W. Michigan Street

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Rachel is a social media and digital marketing specialist, which means she connects the IUPUI campus community through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and any other social media platforms du jour. A Hoosier by birth, Rachel has bounced around all over the state before landing back in her hometown, Indianapolis.

Rachel brings eight years’ experience as a journalist and communications professional to “Team Social.” After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Rachel took a job as a sports reporter for a newspaper in northern Indiana. She spent five years traveling around the country covering Notre Dame football and men’s and women’s basketball, building a national Twitter following and digital media presence from the ground up.

After leaving the news industry, Rachel joined the marketing and communications team at Indiana University Southeast as the communications specialist and editor, tasked with media relations, executive speechwriting, writing and editing the IU Southeast alumni magazine, and overhauling the campus social media channels.

When she’s not crouching down in a flowerbed to get the perfect angle for an Instagram post, Rachel is out running, geeking out over classic movies, singing show tunes, and hiking with her fiancee, Amanda, and their German Shepherd, Echo.

I thrive on finding those common threads that connect us altogether. My favorite function of social media is its potential to remind human beings that we’re all more alike than we are different.


  • Foodie
  • Gamer
  • Geek
  • Morning Person
  • Music Lover
  • Native Hoosier
  • News Junkie
  • Problem Solver
  • Roadtripper
  • Social Media Ninja
  • Sports Fan
  • Theatergoer