Rachel Thomas



Rachel Thomas
15 West Oak Drive ▪ Woodland Hills, Utah 84653
(801) 722-9890 ▪ u0661926@utah.edu



•    Currently studying at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Expected Graduation – April 2013
•    Diploma, Spanish Fork High School, Spanish Fork, Utah, May 2009

Recognition and Awards:

•    Graduated high school with high honors maintaining a 3.80 cumulative GPA.
•    Made Dean’s List throughout the 2009 and 2010 school years at University of Utah.
•    President of Health Occupation Students of America.
•    Selected as High School Academic All Star.

•    Selected as All Star at High School Cheer camps for two consecutive years; an award given only to two cheerleaders in each squad.
Job Experience:
Central Utah Stars    Salem, UT
Dance Teacher
August 2007 – July 2009
•    Job requirements included teaching students proper technique, and keeping a group involved and motivated
•    I was also required to be punctual and come prepared each time with a lesson plan.

Phoenix Energetics     Spanish Fork, UT

Vice President of Company
Business Product Labeler
August 2003 – August 2005
•    Job requirements included labeling explosives, creating spreadsheets, and organizing shipping orders.
•    I was taught to meet deadlines, and to perform fast and efficient work.

Judge Memorial High School    Salt Lake City, UT
Head Cheer Coach
April 2009- Present
•    Job requirements include provide training to high school students in cheerleading, organize schedules, plan events, and deal with the needs of students and their parents.


University of Utah
April 2009 – Present
•    Was among the nine cheerleaders selected from a group of sixty applicants during the try-out process.
•    Have significant experience training high school cheerleaders through a variety of safety clinics.
•    Able to juggle various responsibilities in cheerleading and school and have maintained a 3.75 GPA while being selected for the Dean’s List.

Spanish Fork High School
April 2007 – April 2009
•    As Competition Caption, oversaw routines used for a variety of multi-squad competitions, worked with coaches to improve routines, and trained other members of squad when needed.
•    Choreographed multiple routines used during performances while working as squad’s Half-time Coordinator.
•    Organized as Song Leading Captain to ensure efficiency and preparation during games, competitions and other performances.
•    Song leading team was Division Champions for both years of participation.

Various Dance Studios
September 2000 – April 2009
•    Learned dance fundamentals which have been used to excel in both high school and college dance/cheer programs.
•    Choreographed several solo and group routines used during performance and competition. Taught dancers the routines choreographed.
•    Took advantage of many opportunities to teach and train other members of dance teams.


Rob Gramse (Coach)
University of Utah Cheer Coach
981 Mogul Peak Rd. #g303
Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 243-9750

Mckenzie Beck (Supervisor)
Central Utah Stars Dance Instructor
High school Cheer Advisor
Central Utah Stars
576 W. SR 198
Salem, UT 84653
(801) 310-6130

Alissa Degreef (Captain)
University of Utah’s Head Cheerleader
11988 So. Genova Drive
Draper, UT 84020
(801) 864-6889


My name is Rachel Lynn Thomas, and I grew up in Woodland Hills, Utah. I am a 21-year-old junior at the University of Utah. While attending Spanish Fork High School I made the University of Utah cheerleading squad, which made my decision of which college to attend a lot easier.

After researching many occupations and interviewing different sources I finally decided to major in strategic communication. After I graduate I plan to use my degree to enter the public relation field.