Assistant Director for Special Events
Rebecca came to events and fundraising in a roundabout way; she was an English teacher for six years in Japan, and when she moved to Seattle, she decided to try something different. Using her Japanese language skills, she began working at a nonprofit called the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, which led her into the events, auctions and fundraising world. After three years there, she moved to the Virginia Mason Foundation, working on larger fundraising events, live and silent auctions, and cultivating donor relationships. Four years later, Rebecca joined the UW Medicine Advancement special events team in April 2014. She earned a B.A. in Japanese and Asian studies from the University of Michigan.