Rachel Theron, Class of 2005
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
Owner of Lekka Media Design
What was your career plan during college? Did this change once you graduated?
“My career plan during college was to be a journalist or photojournalist. After graduating, I gravitated toward careers in marketing and management.”
How did NAU prepare you for your career?
“NAU helped prepare me for my career by fostering independent thinking and intelligent risk taking.”
Where are you now? Please tell us about your current career, job location, and pros/cons.
“After graduating from NAU in 2005, I lived in Cape Town, South Africa and Portland, Oregon before deciding to move back to Flagstaff, my beloved mountain town. In 2013, I launched Lekka Media Design & Marketing, LLC. Based in Flagstaff, we offer website design and online marketing solutions for individuals, non-profits, and the small business community. Pros of owning my own business are a sense of fulfillment and freedom. Any perceived con is heavily outweighed by all the pros. :-)”
What advice do you have for current NAU students?
“My advice for current NAU students is to be extremely active with the NAU and local community. Not only does it look great on a resume, but life is really about networking, and the more substantial contacts you have, the better off you will be professionally.”
What was your favorite part about NAU Flagstaff?
“My favorite part about NAU was the gorgeous campus, the professors, and the lifelong friends I made while there.”