Drake Farmer

t.drake.farmer@gmail.com • 718 B Barton Ave Chattanooga, TN 37405 • (423) 309-6323


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga August 2016-Present
Degree: MA
English: Rhetoric and Composition

Lee University August 2010-December 2014
Major: Humanities - Contemporary and Modern Studies
Minor: Religious Studies

Work Experience:

Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce April 2017 – August 2017;
Marketing and Communications Intern
Handle a range of editorial, public relations, and marketing assignments
Emphasis on writing content for Business Trend, the Chamber's print and online magazine
Conduct in-person and telephone interviews

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections August 2016-November 2016
Short-term project transcribing field recordings shot by Dr. Ralph Hood of serpent handling church services

Editor May 2016-Present
Freelance Editor
Barista Magazine (October/November Issue, 2015 and February/March 2016)
Lindsay Davidson (Full Manuscript)
Metro Ideas Project (2016 Strategic Plan; "Why School-by-School budgets Matter")

Velo Coffee May 2016-Present
Production Assistant
Manage timing and delivery of wholesale and retail orders
Handle invoices and Delivery Schedule
Customer Service

Relevant Experience:

John A Simms Colloquium
Presented a paper at the 6th Annual John A Simms Colloquium for a faculty panel and audience

Teaching Assistant
Humanities 301: Foundations of the Modern World
Lectured on tested material
Exam preparation

Community Involvement:

Amani Chattanooga: Fall, 2014
Livestrong Foundation: August 2014

Relevant Skills:

Research Database proficiency
Software Familiarity: Adobe InDesign; Google Drive/Documents


Rebecca Jones: UC Foundation Associate Professor and Director of English Graduate Studies
Phone: (423) 425-4608 Email: rebeccaellenjones@gmail.com
Andrew Gage: Current Employer
Phone: (423) 718-8161 Email: andrew@velocoffee.com

Amanda Ellis: Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (423) 763-4358 Email: aellis@chattanoogachamber.com