Rebecca is a postdoctoral fellow at the UConn Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. She received her PhD from the Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program at the Friedman School of Nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Spanish Languages and Cultures at Princeton University in 2005.
After college Rebecca worked at The Food Project and the Boston Public Health Commission, researching and advocating for community food security in Greater Boston.
Her work on the tea project was supervised by Sean Cash and involved understanding how climate change and climate smart labeling affects consumer preferences and willingness to pay for tea. Her current research is focused on the economics of sustainable food choices with a focus on climate change.