Rebecca is an enthusiastic language and culture advocate, and believes that celebrating languages and cultures is fundamental to global partnerships. After completing her undergraduate degree, she spent a year in Austria through the Fulbright Teaching Assistant Program. She then pursued a master’s degree in German Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder followed by teaching German language courses at the University of Denver. Rebecca returned to CU to begin a career in higher education administration, working with ALTEC since fall 2017. She leads the ALTEC language classes program and is also involved with strategic planning and center initiatives as well as the implementation of collaborative projects. Connect with Rebecca to share ideas on building intercultural competence through languages, supporting less commonly taught languages, and making language learning engaging and accessible with technology.
Rebecca is an active member of ACTFL and their LCTL SIG. She received a COERLL digital badge as an Open Educational Resources (OER) Ambassador for promoting the Thai OER that were created by ALTEC at CU Boulder. She served a three-year term as a member of the Arts & Sciences Staff Advisory Committee, for which she was the 2020-2021 committee chair, and is currently part of the A&S Dean Search Committee.