Rachelle Beaudoin, 35, Peterborough
Rachelle Beaudoin, 35, of Peterborough is an artist and lecturer of Visual Art, College of the Holy Cross.
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self?
I would mail myself a “Hang in There” cat poster. I moved back into my mom’s house at that age and I cried when I heard the Kelly Clarkson song, “Breakaway” on the radio. It was 2004. I knew I wanted to be doing something else, and later that year I got into grad school and began my career as an artist and professor.
What would make New Hampshire more attractive to young professionals?
We should strive to create a sense of culture and community through art and music. Twenty- and 30-somethings are not just looking for jobs, but for entertainment, activities and a vibrant social life. That’s why I believe The Thing in the Spring and Broke, the affordable music and arts festival and MAXT Makerspace in Peterborough are so important.
What’s in the photo? The Berlin Dictionary, edited and illustrated by Rachelle Beaudoin with over 70 contributors. Handmade Jewelry from Broke: The Affordable Arts Fair by Elizabeth Fuchsia and Megan Bogonovich.
Volunteer activities: Secretary, MAXT Makerspace; secretary, The Glass Museum; Student Art Society Adviser, Holy Cross; 2013-16 Board of Corporators, Canterbury Shaker Village.