Rebecca was raised in the woods of North Carolina, where she learned to love both reading and climbing trees. Rebecca received her A.B. from Harvard, where she designed an independent major in drama and literature and graduated with high honors. Her senior thesis won a Thomas T. Hoopes prize, and she was also awarded a George Peabody Gardner Fellowship for postgraduate study in Serbia, where she worked at a human rights film festival. Rebecca is currently a Ph.D. student in English at Harvard specializing in modern drama. She is the recipient of an Eric Cooper and Naomi Siegel Graduate Fellowship and is the Executive Director of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard.
In addition to teaching drama, literature, and critical theory to undergraduates at Harvard and Emerson College, Rebecca has worked as a tutor in Chapel Hill, NC; in Belgrade, Serbia; in Brooklyn, NY; and in various locations around Boston, including Suffolk County Prison. Rebecca’s professional tenure as a writer and editor includes three years at a scientific research group, where she worked as an editor of scientific manuscripts in multiple fields. She has also composed nonfiction pieces on culture and the arts for a variety of publications. She loves working with students and professionals to refine their writing and further their career ambitions, and takes special pleasure in assisting with essays and applications in fields outside her own.
As a passionate traveler and theatergoer, Rebecca is at her giddiest when attending an experimental theater performance in a city where she’s never been before.