Rebecca earned a Ph.D. in French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in student services in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota since 2000 and has received the John Tate Award for Excellence in Academic Advising and both the group and individual Outstanding Service Award in the College of Liberal Arts. Rebecca directs student services for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which includes curriculum management, advising, programming, policy, recruitment/promotion, admissions, scholarships, and instruction/conduct concerns.