University at Buffalo

Rachel H McDonald

I am a landlocked mermaid

mermaid in the rain

This is my page for LIS 506: Introduction to Information Technologies. I am currently pursuing an MS in School Librarianship, and looking forward to being a Teacher Librarian in an elementary school.

Extracurricular Activities:

Summer Experience:

Please check out the YouTube video above to see my friend Juli Vanderhoop and her micro bakery, located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard. I worked at the Orange Peel for multiple summers, where I learned both the art and science of baking. Our pizza night is incredibly popular in the summers, and has received attention from national media, including the PBS feature above.

Lifelong Interests:

To travel the world and read as much as possible while soaking up the sun on a deserted beach. That plan has been put on hold while I pursue career goals and raise my son. But the world will still be there when he is grown!

young boy kneading pizza dough

This photo is from 2012 and shows my son helping me at our community pizza night, where everyone is welcome. We ask for a suggested donation, although doing dishes and chopping firewood is also welcome - and a topping to share. Community members create unique pies while sampling what others have made, and there is live music and a relaxed atmosphere. Check us out if you are ever in Aquinnah, MA!

You can check out my resume for more information about me. Or contact me by email

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Last Update: 16//10/2016 at 9:00pm

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