Rebekah Rashford is a PhD Candidate in the neuroscience department. Her dissertation work in the lab of Catherine Peña studies the effects that early life stress have on genome organization in reward regions of the brain. She holds a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with a minor in Creative Writing from University of Maryland Baltimore County.
At Princeton, Rebekah serves as a writer for the Princeton Insights Journal, a Peer Mentor with the Graduate Scholars Program through the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Office, and as a facilitator in her department's diversity organization, Empowering diversity and Promoting Scientific equity at PNI (EPSP).
"My professional development at Princeton has been supported and enriched by the experiences offered by GradFutures. Through the opportunities for engaging with alumni to seminars on leadership, I have been able to gain confidence in exploring what is right for me as I move forward and create my own career path.
Through the gradLEAD program, I was able to identify and begin developing my strengths. By connecting with alumni and other students through social or professional development events, I am now able to sustain and grow my network of connections here at Princeton and in the broader professional world."
I have participated in the following GradFUTURES Programs: GradLEAD, GradFUTURES Learning Cohort