Selby McRae Graepel joined MP&F in 2014 as an assistant account executive. Born and raised in Jackson, Miss., Selby ventured to upstate New York to attend Hamilton College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts dual degree in English literature and dance. In college, Selby was actively involved in many organizations, including serving as president of her sorority, running the new student orientation program, and working as an account manager for the on-campus magazine, The Continental. After graduating with honors, Selby moved to New York City to attend the Columbia Publishing Course. She then began working in the marketing department at Penguin Random House, where she worked on national campaigns, developed social media strategies, and organized consumer outreach for the fiction and nonfiction lists.
Selby is a member of the Nashville Junior League and also volunteers with the Sexual Assault Center as an advocate for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. You may often find her adventuring outside on hikes and trails, testing new recipes in the kitchen, loving all things Scottish, and recommending the next book you need to read.