Rebecca is a current doctoral student at Erikson Institute and Loyola University Chicago and currently serves as a doctoral fellow in the Early Development Instrument (EDI) pilot program. Early on in her career, she developed a passion for early childhood advocacy and policy and continues to look for ways to contribute to this field on a broad scale.
Rebecca has worked in the early childhood field for over 16 years. Most recently she taught as adjunct in the Infant and Toddler Specialist Certificate Program at Erikson Institute. She was also a parent ambassador with the Jewish United Fund, connecting families that have children ages 0 to 2 to one another and prior to that served as an education coordinator for an Early Head Start home visiting program. She also has a background in early childhood systems and collaboration work.
Rebecca is originally from California and moved to Chicago over a decade ago to pursue her master’s degree at Erikson Institute. She holds her B.A. in sociology with a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her M.S. in Early Childhood Development with Specializations in Infancy and Administration from Erikson Institute.