Rebecca joined the staff of Hero Women Rising in October 2017, as Director of Communications and Development, after volunteering for the organization for several years. A writer, a documentary filmmaker, and a former program director in the non-profit world, she is passionate about women’s solidarity and changing the paradigm of our times.
Before becoming involved in HWR, Rebecca had previously lived and worked in West and North Africa. She jumped at the opportunity to join a team guided by holistic vision and enacting impactful grassroots efforts in one of the Hearts of the World.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Literature and Culture, with a minor in Global Change, from the University of Michigan in 2009. Her fluency in French facilitates greater communication and collaboration between Hero Women Rising in the US and SAFECO in DRC. Rebecca's background in agriculture also helps to inform her support of some of SAFECO’s programs and future projects. She transitioned to her role as HWR's Director of Operations in late 2019.