Rebecca has nearly a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector on behalf of children and families. Her particular expertise is in planning and implementing community initiatives, leveraging funds, managing diverse stakeholders, and developing partnerships with both the public and private sector. Most recently she served as associate vice president/program officer for the United Way of the Bay Area. Her primary responsibilities included strategic program direction and fund development for the education portfolio. She also led multiple volunteer committees and a number of early childhood, food/gift distribution and after-school initiatives. Rebecca holds a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire and a master's from the University of Chicago.