BA South Asia Studies – Wellesley College
Born and raised in Colorado, Rebecca grew up studying foreign languages and dreaming about traveling the world. In college, she studied the history, literature, politics and languages of South Asia and wrote a thesis on public health campaigns in rural India. When she was twenty, Rebecca left the United States for the first time to study in India for a year. After graduation she received a fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies and returned to India for a year of intensive Urdu language study.
Rebecca has taught everything from English and literacy to drivers education, ACT/SAT prep and Urdu language. She’s lived in Yemen, Nepal and all over India from Kerala to Uttarakhand and currently lives in Hyderabad. She loves traveling the country by train, listening to Indian music and cooking her favourite dishes. Rebecca speaks Hindi and Urdu, and some Bhojpuri and Telugu and is always delighted to chat to people in their languages!
Rebecca has led programs for Where There Be Dragons since 2015 in Nepal, Bhutan and India.