Rebeca joined the Foundation in 2020 and is responsible for grants to improve the economic security of low-income people through employment and job training, asset building, and community economic development. As a cross-sector leader, Rebeca’s career has spanned the private, public, and social sectors. Rebeca was a Senior Vice President at Bank of the West where she directed the Bank’s philanthropic investments and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Rebeca also served as a Bank of the West Charitable Foundation Trustee, Secretary for the Bank’s Executive Management Committee, and Special Assistant to the Chairman. Rebeca worked in federal government as a Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Department of Justice. Rebeca has also served the social sector as the New Americans Campaign Program Manager at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and as a past Board Member of the Making Waves Foundation and Familias Unidas, both based in her hometown of Richmond, California. Rebeca holds a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University, a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard Kennedy School, and a JD from Northwestern School of Law.