As a Data Analyst at Ingenuity, Rebecca’s work involves complex data analysis and advancing equity and access in arts education for public school students. Her background in sociology and policy informs her data collection and research, which span issues relating to racial-ethnic stratification and inequality in education. Her research has focused on Hispanic-Serving Institutions, undocumented student college admission policies, immigrant student support, federal funding, and organizational decision-making.
Rebecca completed her Ph.D. in higher education administration and policy at the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2019. She also holds an M.A. from UGA in sociology and a B.A. from the University of Central Florida in sociology and philosophy. In early 2020, she partnered with a sociology colleague to launch the SKY Consortium, a social science consulting firm focused on using data to inform decision-making. Prior to that, she worked at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, where she engaged in report-writing, research briefs, and survey design and analysis. In 2017, she worked with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to advocate for Hispanic students and Hispanic-Serving Institutions.
Her work has been published in Race, Ethnicity, and Education and through HACU advocacy. She has also presented at numerous conferences, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education, Southern Sociological Society, and Cambio de Colores.