Rebecca began her career teaching high school English in a suburb of Baltimore. Prior to beginning her library program she attended The Folger Shakespeare Library's Teaching Shakespeare Institute, where she gained life-changing experience in teaching through performance, maker projects, and special collections research. She specialized in Archives (officially) and Academic Libraries (unofficially) at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she wrote a curriculum guide for the Special Collections instruction program and returned to the Folger as an intern in Collection Information Services. Since earning her MLS she has worked in libraries and archives at private and public universities, community colleges, a state prison, and local public library systems. 

In her private life Rebecca is a bookbinder, book artist, boxmaker, paper marbler, photographer, and occasional letterpress printer. In addition to her BA in English and her Master of Library Science, she holds Core and Advanced Certificates in Book Arts from the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and recently joined them as a teaching artist. Rebecca is interested in incorporating arts, maker projects, and research-creation into undergraduate coursework in both analog and digital formats. In 2018 she participated in The Book: Material Histories & Digital Futures, where participants explored pedagogical opportunities around the history of the book, digital reading and authorship, accessible technologies, and creativity.