Rebecca’s background includes media and communications, having worked for public television and other media outlets. An Illinois native, her career pivoted upon moving to California where she worked for 16 years as a legal assistant and office manager in the largest Black-owned immigration law firm in San Francisco. She’s been at UC Berkeley for seven years, in various positions including supporting three Vice Provosts before coming to CDSS.
A strong desire to support staff on campus led to her volunteering for many UC Berkeley staff organizations, including the Executive Boards of the Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO), the Coalition of Ethnic Staff Organizations (CESO), and the Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC).
She is a past recipient of the Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award.