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Rebecca is Secwépemc and comes from Adams Lake Band in Chase, BC. As a graduate of the Master of Public Policy program from the University of Regina, her thesis project focused on founding a child welfare policy framework in Secwépemc cultural teachings and stories such as the Secwépemc story of owl. In addition, Rebecca has completed the Criminology Honours program with an extended minor in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, where her thesis brought forward Aboriginal youth voices on child welfare. She has also completed the Extended Certificate program in Child and Human Rights with Mount Royal University.
Rebecca has focused on utilizing her education to develop policy and programs that enhance leadership, advocacy, education, justice and healthy living. Her favorite projects have included outdoor education, culture, governance and advocacy leadership training, Indigenous games, camping, and hiking. Working as an advocate, mentor, and facilitator with youth across the province has emphasized the importance of founding policy and programs in youth and community voice and supporting youth leadership. Rebecca believes that with the right resources and supports youth can accomplish anything they dream and shape the world into a brighter tomorrow.