Emerging Leaders Fellow
Oak Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC
Rebecca joined the inaugural cohort of the Emerging Leaders Fellowship in the fall of 2021 to provide support to the President’s Office. She is learning how philanthropic organizations measure impact and pursue equity in both internal and external systems.
Prior to the fellowship, Rebecca deepened her understanding of the nonprofit sector and of rural communities through her work with Rural Forward North Carolina (RFNC). During her time at RFNC, Rebecca participated in a community-based research project exploring why eligible individuals are not claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit in rural North Carolina, provided internal team support, and helped support groups working on improving community health outcomes in rural NC counties. She brings her knowledge of community-based nonprofits and systemic barriers faced by residents of rural areas to the Emerging Leaders Fellowship in hopes of making resources more accessible.
Originally from Hudson, NC, Rebecca holds a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, where she also studied human rights and environmental science. She recently earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.