Rebecca comes to HER Resiliency Center with years of experience supporting children, youth and families in the DC area. She is driven by her passion for finding efficient, effective and creative ways to implement programs that contribute to the strength and well-being of children, youth, families and communities.
Rebecca’s early career was focused on the field of education, providing direct support to children and youth with developmental disabilities and delays. After witnessing the systemic barriers and challenges her students and their families faced, Rebecca decided to pursue her Masters in Social Work, hoping to broaden her impact beyond the individual level and gain the tools to approach systemic and widespread challenges. Her exposure to a variety of DC-based nonprofits during graduate school allowed her to gain experience in both a direct service case management role and as an advocate for children and families. Rebecca continued to volunteer with the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project for several years after a graduate internship, providing critical programming and support to teens living with their families in shelter.
She has a passion for serving teens and youth during the formative high school and young adult years. Rebecca comes to HER Resiliency Center after nearly five years with the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative where she was instrumental in supporting the implementation of community programming for youth, ages 17-25, with young children. In her role as Deputy Executive Director for HER Resiliency Center, Rebecca looks forward to the opportunity to create a community of support for young women and a safe space to access critical services and resources.
Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Clemson University and a Master of Social Work from The Catholic University of America.