Rebecca is the Program Coordinator for MDC’s State of the South program. In her role, she conducts research and provides organizational and programmatic support for the State of the South program.
Before joining the State of the South team as the Program Coordinator, Rebecca completed the MDC-Oak Emerging Leaders Fellowship program and supported MDC’s Rural Forward program. As an Emerging Leaders Fellow, Rebecca supported the President’s Office and the Special Interest Programme at Oak Foundation, working to increase organizational effectiveness, conduct due diligence, and write grant reports. With Rural Forward, 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.
Originally from Hudson, NC, Rebecca studied public policy, human rights, and environmental science in her undergraduate career at Duke University. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and hopes to use her skills and experience to connect communities to resources.