B.A. Broadcast Journalism (2016)
Rae Tolbert is a University of Houston alumna who graduated with a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. She was very involved in our facility, as she was a fitness attendant and Zumba instructor. One of her biggest goals was to make connections. She wanted to meet new people, socialize with her existing friends and co-workers. She felt that it was important for her to make her group fitness class feel welcome and comfortable. One way she would unite rec members was through using her social media. She would post photos with her Zumba classes and use our “#UHRec” hash tag. Her priority was to make sure her class felt united. Another way Tolbert connected with others was by arriving 30 minutes early before a shift so she had time to catch up and socialize with her pals and co-workers. “I would sit outside and talk to friends because once a shift ends and another starts, there isn’t much time to talk. The rec was our meet up spot.” Tolbert was also heavily involved on campus. She was apart of The Coog Radio and blogging team.
Rae is currently a promotions assistant at iHeartMedia and is a Zumba instructor inside the Wells Fargo Plaza!