Age: 27 Home Town: Riverside, California Education: BA in Political Science-International Relations from the University of California Riverside Specific Field Interests: Gender Equality and Youth Development Placement: Profugo, Vallat Area of Focus: Education
Highlights: Rebecca is a recent Returned Peace Corps Volunteer; she served two and a half years in a small oasis community in Morocco as a Youth and Community Asset Builder. During her service she focused her work on empowering young girls and women in rural communities, facilitated literacy and life skills lessons, implemented an effective community health fair, organized several HIV/AIDs workshops, and developed an astronomy curriculum to assist volunteers and local counterparts to implement space themed camps. Rebecca received her BA in International Relations in 2010 from The University of California, Riverside where she was also a proactive member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated; organizing and facilitating community-wide programs and advocating mentoring programs for underprivileged youth. In 2011 to 2013 she worked with at risk adolescents with special needs in the greater Boston area as an Assistant Resident Manager. Rebecca credits her passion for social and international development to her childhood experiences living in Uganda where she witnessed firsthand the adverse effects of extreme poverty; and consequently pledged her personal and professional commitments to serve and uplift underrepresented groups and communities.