Rae Jefferson

Host of Conversations With Creative Waco

Rae Jefferson, host of Conversations With Creative Waco, is a creative, Netflix binger, and marketing professional, in that order. 

Originally from Houston, she stuck around Waco after graduating from Baylor University with a B.A. in Journalism, PR, & New Media and a minor in Film & Digital Media.

Now she’s the Communications Director at Family Health Center, where she gets to spend each day serving Waco.

When she's not working, find her at home snuggled up with her dog-daughter, Charlie, watching "The Office" for the hundredth time.

Ways to Connect

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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Angela Everett, the new director of Mission Waco's Jubilee Theatre - a performance arts space for the community, especially young children. 

On this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson talks with Alfred Solano, President of the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber and the Floating Mercado. They are later jioned by Arts Events Organizer Monica Shannon to discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and the second annual Hispanic Heritage Arts Celebration. 

Creative Waco

This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews three legendary artists who are painting murals in Waco this Summer. 


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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson interviews Adam Moore who created Analog Waco - a local storytelling event that's developed a following over the past year. She also talks with Wendy Gragg, a local storyteller and journalist, about her participation in the event. 


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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with Jacob Green and Katie Selman from Keep Waco Loud, a new project that’s connecting music lovers with hard-to-find genres of music in Waco.

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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with the Creative Waco staff Fiona Bond, Kennedy Sam and Stefanie Wheat-Johnson about their second annual ArtPrenticeship mural program and what the community can expect to see by the end of the summer. 


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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson sits down with Doreen Ravenscoft, the director of the Cultural Arts of Waco,  to talk about Art on Elm, a free annual event that puts art right onto the streets of Waco. 


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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews artistic director Brooke Schlecte and music director Chris Sies of the Gobsmacked: An Evening of Dance and Music with Food and Wine event from Out On A Limb Dance Company. 

Jefferson also interview Luann Jennings who leads professional development at Creative Waco.


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On this month's edition of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Deep in The Heart Film Festival co-director Samuel Thomas. The two discuss this year's festival on March 28 - 31, its early beginnings and what goals the festival's team has moving forward. 


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This week on Conversations with Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson speaks with local jazz musician Chuck Jennings about his time performing in large cities and how that compares to Waco. The two also discuss the Jazz Jam sessions Jennings leads every month at Cultivate 7Twelve and how the genre could use a revitalization of regionalism across the country and in smaller cities. 


In the last few decades, street art has transformed from a mostly illegal medium used by artists in urban environments to a global art movement of sought-after pieces earning millions at art auctions. We discuss this and more with Blek le Rat, the world's most famous Parisian street artist and father of the art form's stencil-based technique, and Brian Greif, an art collector showing Banksy's San Francisco piece "Haight Street Rat" in Waco and around the world.


On this months edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, Jill Barrow, Interim Executive Director of the Historic Waco Foundation and Cuevas Peacock, Community Organizer of Grassroots Community Development discussing how the organization are working together to better tell the stories of Waco.  Also, the regular check in with Fiona Bond.


This week, Doreen Ravenscroft talks with host Rae Jefferson about the upcoming Waco Cultural Arts festival.

Rebecca Hagman stops by the studio to talk with Rae Jefferson about the Banksy exhibit thats coming to Waco. 


Rae Jefferson talks with the conductor Stephen Heyde about his role in the Baylor Symphony as well as the Waco Symphony. 


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