Staff Spotlight: Anna Paulson
Account Executive Anna Paulson brings sharp writing and editing skills to clients at Rapp Strategies. Anna also helps manage digital development, grassroots campaigns and media relations.
“One day I may be writing content or creating a social media plan and the next I might be out in the field doing interviews, but all of it centers around core strategy,” Anna says. “There’s always purpose behind the work we do.”
Before joining Rapp Strategies, Anna worked as research and writing assistant to bestselling author Julie Klassen. She earned her bachelor's degree in English from Concordia University, St. Paul.
“Having a background that encouraged creativity as well as analytical thinking gave me a really solid foundation to stand on,” Anna says. “People told me I couldn’t do anything with an English major. I'm proving them wrong.”
How have you grown as a professional since you started working at Rapp Strategies?
Collaborating with colleagues and clients on complex projects has challenged me to dig deeper into strategy and look at issues from different perspectives.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
The best part of my job is bringing powerful ideas to life. Writing well is hard work, but I love it.
What is one habit that makes you more successful?
I read. A lot!
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
First a veterinarian, then a pediatrician and then an author. I still plan to be an author someday.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Earning the respect and trust of wonderful mentors in my life, both personally and professionally.
What is one thing about you few people know?
I once met Julie Andrews when she was in town for a book signing. She was as elegant as I imagined while rocking blue eye shadow.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Something my dad told me every day when I was younger: “Work hard and get smart.”
What is one piece of wisdom you would give your younger self?
Don’t worry so much. God’s got this.