Rebecca joined the Foundation in 2013 as a Program Officer in the Education Program. Her focus on the Character team is on supporting high quality out-of-school time (OST) programs in California and nationally that embed character building into their youth development practices. Her grant portfolio at the Foundation focuses on supporting quality improvement, dissemination of evidence-based character development practices, organizational capacity building, and growth strategies. Rebecca brings a wealth of experience supporting OST programs and adult practice in her previous roles working at a statewide after-school intermediary and locally in Los Angeles. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Colgate University. She is passionate about youth development, serves as a board member for a San Francisco play-based organization, and is on the steering committee of Grantmakers for Education Out-of-School Time Funder Network.