Rachel Hopkin is a BBC-trained radio producer and has worked for broadcast networks around the world. She has a longstanding interest in American traditional culture and, as a result, undertook an MA in Folk Studies at WKU between 2010 and 2012.
During that time, she produced a series of pieces about Kentucky's folklife for WKU Public Radio and the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology.
Upon graduating, Rachel received the John D. Minton Award for outstanding graduate student at WKU. She was also named the outstanding graduate student in Potter College of Arts & Letters.