Rebeca joined DREAM after graduating from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters in International Educational Development. She has had a number of experiences working in education both internationally and domestically including working for two years as a public school teacher in Denver, Colorado and serving as the instructional supervisor for an after school program in New York City. Her first full-time experience as a teacher, however, was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bogoduhkiv, Ukraine, where she taught English for two years as well as training teachers in HIV/AIDS prevention education. Her areas of interest include teacher training, early literacy programs and bilingual education. As the Education Programs Coordinator, she is facilitating the expansion of DREAM’s academic programs to new sites along the north coast, as well as focusing on teacher professional development.