40 Questions With: Rachel Livingston, Intern


  Our 40 questions series continues with our brand new (and awesome) intern, Rachel Livingston. We pulled Rachel away from her client work to one of her favorite spots in the city, the Ferry Building, and she basically made us laugh our asses off for 20 minutes as we drilled her with weird and random questions. Because, what’s better than spilling your deepest and darkest secrets on camera during your first week, at your first job?

This sunshine-loving, Marin, CA native just graduated from Miami University of Ohio six weeks ago and she’s super excited about starting her PR career at B&O with all of us “cool people” (she actually said that – we’ll let her learn the truth on her own). Rachel started at Miami as a biochemistry major but quickly transitioned to communications when her mom reminded her that, “talking was really her passion.”

If you have the pleasure of chatting with Rachel, make sure you ask her how to get the most bang for your buck at Bloomie’s and Nordstrom – she’s a shopping fanatic – and the latest Bachelorette drama… but not before 10 am on Saturday because she will be in BED. Oh, and to our Nutella or Bacon question -- her response was, “is that a trick question?” Clearly we will be fast friends.

Our full Q&A is below, but jump to the bottom of the page for the highlights video!

  1. What’s your full name? Rachel Caroline Livingston
  2. Where are you from? San Francisco
  3. What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now? Just graduated college 6 weeks ago!
  4. Why are we here (the Ferry Building)? I used to take the Ferry in from Marin so it’s a special place for me.
  5. What made you want to work in PR? I started as biochemistry major but I failed miserably. My mom told me I liked to talk a lot so communications was probably a good major.
  6. If you weren’t in PR what would you do? Advertising
  7. Favorite Ice-cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip
  8. What makes you happiest? Sunshine! Beach!
  9. What makes you bored? Airplanes make me antsy.
  10. Favorite childhood themed birthday party? I had a Teletubbies themed party that was really cool, we had a Teletubbies pinata
  11. Favorite boy band? One direction… All the way man
  12. Favorite vegetable? That’s a weird one but… I like brussel sprouts a lot
  13. Favorite fruit? Watermelon
  14. Puppies or kittens? Puppies all the way
  15. Where would you like to max out your credit card? Bloomingdales or Nordstrom
  16. Bacon or Nutella? That’s a trick question… Nutella
  17. Biggest pet peeve? When people are texting at dinner
  18. Do you chew on your pen? No
  19. Number of piercings? Five
  20. Last book you read? Luckiest Girl Alive, pretty good book and pretty mysterious
  21. Are you a morning person or a night owl? Night owl
  22. What was the last dream you remember? A dream where my BFF and I were going on a date with guys and we had to convince them not to get in trouble… then we won the game… my dreams are bizarre
  23. What time do you go to bed? Working in this job? 10ish
  24. Last concert you went to? All American Rejects
  25. Can you play instruments? I used to play clarinet
  26. What is the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Read
  27. Favorite cereal? Don’t eat cereal…Frosted Flakes if I HAD to choose
  28. Worst punishment received at school? Never received punishment
  29. Any strange phobias? I don’t like feet…
  30. Where are you Friday night? A bar or out to dinner
  31. How about Saturday morning at 10 am? BED
  32. What were you like in high school? A mix of things… Probably thought I was cool but in reality most likely annoying.
  33. Last thing you watched on TV? Bachelorette
  34. Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer? Gatherer
  35. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color are you? Bright purple or pink
  36. What would you do if you won the lotto? Take my mom on vacation, shop, save
  37. What do you think when you’re alone in the car? I don’t think, I sing
  38. What is your favorite 90s band? We had 90s night at our school, therefore “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls
  39. What animal would you be? A sloth because they can lay and relax all day
  40. What makes you most excited about working at B&O? Excited about the people because they all seem really cool!