Major: Journalism & African American Studies
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, AL
Growing up in this town has been both a burden and a boon for Rebecca. On one hand, she had to deal with its game day traffic for 20 years, but on the other, she’s gotten to hear and tell so many stories – stories about life and loss and struggle and resistance and, sometimes, just outright oddity. When she’s not hunting down a source, wheezing up a mountain, or struggling to adult, Rebecca spends time coddling her precious angels (i.e. her two dogs). A reporter since high school, Rebecca was named ASPA Journalist of the Year in 2016, and she is passionate about education policy, civil rights, and serving her state through thoughtful reporting.