Rebecca is originally from Boulder, Colorado and has found her way back to Colorado after working in many different places throughout the world.
Rebecca holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a MA in International Studies and a MS Ed in Higher Education Counseling both from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
Rebecca brings a wealth of experience to Western as demonstrated by her impressive career history. She comes to Western after having spent the past 4 1/2 at The University of Alabama at Huntsville where she served as the Senior Coordinator of Disability Support Services. Prior to that, Rebecca served as the Disability Support Services Coordinator at Western New Mexico University for 3 years and was a Counselor/Assistant Professor at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, VA for 2 years.
In addition, Rebecca worked as an Academic and Career Advisor at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire for 6 years. She was also the Associate Director of International Relations at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia for 2 years. She also taught English as Second Language in Tokyo Japan for two years after she graduated from college.
Rebecca's strengths lie in her experience working with diverse students including students with disabilities, first generation students, minority students, international students, and students in academic difficulty. In addition, her counseling education and experience helps her handle difficult or challenging situations.
She says, "All of my education and experience enable me to better assist students in achieving their academic objectives.”