“In a gentle way, you can shake the world” -Mahatma Gandhi
Rebecca earned her B.S in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology (2006); M.S. in Biological Sciences (2008); and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (2012) from Florida Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL. After graduation she completed a postdoctoral position at The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, Florida. Rebecca joined Eli Lilly & Company in 2014 where she has contributed to small molecule drug discovery efforts in diabetes, neuroscience, and oncology. As a Senior Research Scientist at Eli Lilly & Company; her responsibilities include leading project teams, designing research plans, developing assays, characterizing key molecules, data analysis, and mentoring new scientists.
Rebecca became interested in W&HT when she learned of the scholarships provided to students in STEM and the impact the organization has had in the community.
During her time on the board, she hopes to increase awareness of W&HT and empower young students from all socioeconomic backgrounds across Indiana to pursue a career in STEM.
Rebecca lives in Carmel, Indiana with her husband and three boys. During her free time she enjoys traveling, reading and practicing yoga.
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