Rebecca graduated from High Point University in 2018 with her B.S. in Biochemistry with a minor in physics. As an undergraduate, she worked with Dr. Meghan Blackledge studying the MazEF toxin-antitoxin system in E. coli. Additionally, Rebecca also synthesized libraries of small molecule adjuvant therapies for methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and S. epidermidis. During the summer of 2016, Rebecca worked under Dr. Stephen Flower at the University of Bath in the UK through an international REU program designing a method for synthesizing peptide boronic acids on solid support. In 2017, Rebecca worked with Dr. Lee-Ann Allen at the University of Iowa through an NIH funded summer research internship studying the human immune response to H. pylori infection. Rebecca joined the Hergenrother lab in the fall of 2018 as an NSF graduate research fellow, where she is working towards understanding the physicochemical properties that govern efflux in Gram-negative bacteria.