A Georgia native, Rebecca graduated from South Gwinnett High School in 2004. During high school she was active in riding and showing horses and involved in the Rockdale county 4-H horse program. Briefly after high school took the real estate state board exam and become a licensed Realtor at the age of 19. Though the experienced gained from real estate was invaluable, her desire to work with animals lead her back to school. While receiving an Associate degree at Gainesville State College, Rebecca became a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was Vice President of the Pre-vet Club. Rebecca then attended the University of Georgia where her original aspirations of studying equine science were quickly changed as she was introduced to the field of meat science. During her time as an undergrad, Rebecca was a member of the UGA livestock judging and participated in the Georgia Beef Board sponsored beef team. In 2011 she served as the summer intern for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board in Macon, GA and was awarded scholarships from the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Farm Bureau. Rebecca graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in December of 2011. Rebecca started graduate school at UGA in 2012 where she will be receiving her Masters of Science degree. In the rare occasion of spare time Rebecca enjoy spending time outdoors trail riding and going to concerts and listening to local country artist and bands. Rebecca is currently employed by SealedAir Corporation as a Meat Technologist.