Rebecca is from Lancashire in the United Kingdom and completed her bachelor's degree in Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester, completing her thesis on: How have Anthropological Perspectives changed the understanding of Shamanic Experience as a form of Religiosity? In her final year of study she was also selected to be one of the UK representatives for the first British Council, UK-China Student Forum, where she was able to discuss internationalising education with her student peers in Beijing. After completing her bachelor's degree, she began working in the International Relations department at the University of Manchester, assisting with the International Orientation Programme and with the Equity and Merit Scholarship Programme. Following this, Rebecca then decided on completing her Masters at the University of Heidelberg after discovering the MAHASSA programme as she has an interest in Medical Anthropology, and aims to work for a humanitarian organisation focusing on health related issues and the social policy surrounding these.
Update: On completing my classes in Heidelberg, I moved to London. I briefly worked as a Programme Assistant at the Institute of Education at UCL, before becoming the Graduate School Administrator at Kings College London. Currently, I am a Programme Officer in the Chevening Secretariat; a Scholarship scheme to support scholars in coming to the UK to studying for their Masters degree.