Rebecca has enjoyed a diverse career rife with unexpected twists and turns. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area but was lured to Southern California for college. After graduation, she spent several years at a non-profit in the Hollywood entertainment industry dedicated to increasing media offerings for the blind and visually-impaired. She eventually returned to Northern California, where she belongs, to assemble and lead several teams of localization and translation experts in the video game industry. Throughout this work, she functioned as a vocal critic of the portrayal of women in games, lobbying her employers to reconsider some of their choices and advocating for change and diversity.
Despite being a lifelong gamer, Rebecca missed the feeling of impact associated with working for a non-profit. She decided to hit the reset button on her career and start over in a new sector, ultimately landing in the employ of the County of San Mateo. She had never imagined a career in local government, but found a deep passion for it, and is now pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration.
A published author, Rebecca has contributed several chapters of material to books for the Blue Rose RPG, a fantasy-based tabletop roleplaying game set in a world of gender equality and fluidity. She is consistently amazed and inspired by the achievements of the women around her and was deeply honored to join the Commission on the Status of Women.