The Quaker community, and Guilford College in particular, have had a great impact on Rebecca finding success and making connections in her career. “I think the community I was a part of at Guilford has extended into my post-grad life,” she says. “I’m still friends with current and former Guilford students, and I continue to talk with former professors. Having those lasting bonds has been really important to me.”
She credits her professors — Rachel Riskind, Tom Guthrie, Chad Phillips, and Naadiya Hasan — and their classes with aiding her transformation into a knowledgeable, accomplished young professional, clarifying and solidifying her view of the world.
“I have a better understanding of power, privilege, and oppression and how those things impact a variety of people in their everyday lives,” Rebecca says. “I was able to tailor my education to my interest in justice work, and I continue to engage in those conversations as best I can.”