Rebekah has a culmination of experiences both within child welfare social work and the field of education. Rebekah obtained her MSW from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice with children and youth. Her work experiences in the field of social work include: Children Protective Services/Foster Care, School Social Work, Head Start family counselor, and working within a homeless family services agency. For the past 9 years she has worked with persistently low-achieving South Los Angeles high schools serving as the director of a pre-college program for low-income first generation students.
Prior to working at USC, Rebekah worked at Michigan State University for TRiO Student Support Services and Purdue University within the Diversity Resource Office. Additionally, Rebekah enjoys working with students in the classroom, and has had the opportunity to teach various courses at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, University of Michigan, Purdue University, Michigan State University, and the University of Southern California. Being the first person in her family to graduate from college, Rebekah’s passion is paying that forward by helping other students reach their educational and professional goals. Her experiences in the field of education include: academic advising, counseling, residential education, student conduct and judicial affairs, diversity and multicultural affairs, pre-college federally funded TRiO grants, and other specialized programs to assist student development.