- Senior Program Officer, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
As Senior Program Officer at the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Rebecca’s work focuses on character development with national youth development organizations as well as with California’s publicly-funded after-school system supporting quality improvement, evidence-based character development practices, organizational capacity building, and growth.
Rebecca serves on the Steering Committee of Grantmakers for Thriving Youth and chairs its Out-of-School Time Work Group. In addition to serving on the Board of the Forum for Youth Investment, she also serves on the Boards of Playworks Northern California and MENTOR California.
Prior to the Foundation, Rebecca worked in youth development and workforce development. At the California School-Age Consortium, a statewide organization that supports after-school programs with training and leadership development, Rebecca led workforce initiatives to build the pipeline and preparation for after-school staff. At a community-based organization in Los Angeles, she led career & workforce development initiatives spearheading new program development, employer engagement, and career pathways into energy/pharmaceuticals, entertainment, and teaching. She led the statewide scaling of a teacher pathway. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion at Colgate University.