Rebecca joined Acumen in 2012 and is currently the Investment Director at Acumen Capital Partners. In this role, she invests in agri-businesses that help smallholder farmers become more climate resilient. Prior to 2012, Rebecca worked in the US foreign service, for a disaster relief-focused NGO, an emerging market debt hedge fund, and in academia. Rebecca has a MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School, a BA from Stanford in French. She is co-founder of Catwalk to Freedom, a non-profit that uses fashion to help educate and provide sustainable employment training to South Sudanese refugee girls facing or fleeing early marriage.