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Research Director, Food Futures Lab
Rebecca researches topics ranging from the future of global food security to augmentation of human sensory experiences, leads strategy and partnerships for IFTF's Food Futures Lab, and manages communications strategy across IFTF’s programs. She is particularly interested in using food as a lens for exploring ways to reinvent the way we live, work, and connect with one another. An accountant and anthropologist, Rebecca brings both systems thinking and an understanding of the ethnography, contextualization, and human-centered research that underpins IFTF’s work.
Before joining IFTF in 2013, Rebecca was a financial management policy analyst with World Bank and a research assistant for the European Union's FoodRisC Project at the Institute of Food and Health, University College Dublin. She was one of ten accountancy graduates selected from across the United States for the Financial Accounting Standards Board's 2007 postgraduate technical program.
Culturally curious, Rebecca has lived and worked across the globe, from China to Palestine to Lesotho. She is an award-winning food and travel photographer and a Certified Public Accountant. Rebecca holds a BBA in Accounting and MS in Finance from Texas A&M University, a Certificate in Reportage Photography from the University of the Arts London, and an MA in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS, University of London.