Rebecca has been an ESL educator for over 20 years, first having taught in Poland as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and then later in Mexico, Sweden, and the United States. She holds a B.A. in English and Latin from Iowa State University, an M.E d. in Curriculum Development and an M.S. in Labor Relations--both from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a recent M.A. in Liberal Studies with a focus on the history of Chinese and European science from the CUNY Graduate Center. Rebecca likes Renaissance literature, modern fiction, traveling, urban hiking, and biking. She speaks some Russian and Polish and reads Latin. She currently has begun studying Mandarin at the Confucian Institute at Pace.