Rebecca advances research on climate policy, finance, and governance with a focus on China, the US, and South Asia. She is concurrently completing her DPhil in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.
With the UK-FCDO funded REACH Water Security programme, she works closely with government, industry, and academics in Bangladesh on river water pollution.
A 2014 Marshall Scholar from California with MScs in Poverty and Development Economics (University of Manchester) and Water Science and Policy (King’s College London), Rebecca has worked extensively on environment, climate, and economic projects for the past ten years with a variety of organisations including the Nature Conservancy and the World Bank.
As a 2016 Luce Scholar, she studied transboundary river policy with the Asian International Rivers Center in Yunnan, China.
Rebecca holds a BA in international development economics and BSc in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was the Truman Scholar, Udall Scholar, and Fellow of the Berkeley Law Human Rights Center.
|2017-21||University of Oxford, DPhil, School of Geography and the Environment|
|2015-16||King’s College London, MSc, Water Science and Governance|
|2014-15||University of Manchester, MSc, Poverty and Development Economics|
|2011-14||University of California, Berkeley, BSc Society & Environment; BA International Development Economics; minor in Global Poverty|
|2017 - present||REACH Water Security for the Poor, Research associate|
|2017-18||The Nature Conservancy, Special Projects Advisor, China and Inter-American Development Bank|
|2016-17||Asian International Rivers Centre, Kunming, China, Luce Scholar Research Fellow|
|2014||World Bank Group, Inspection Panel Research Associate|
|2012-13||Blum Center for Developing Economies, UC Berkeley, Fellow|
|2012-14||President, Berkeley Water Group|