Rebecca graduated magna cum laude in Classics from Harvard University. While at Harvard, she was the Co-captain of Varsity Crew and earned the Radcliffe Crew Leadership Award in 1999. Rebecca received her Master's of Science in Nutrition Communication from Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2003. She currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, son and yellow Labrador retriever.
Following her graduate studies in Nutrition, Rebecca served as a staff nutritionist (2003-2005) at the prestigious Duke Diet and Fitness Center at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. During her tenure at Duke, she assessed and counseled patients in individual and group settings. Rebecca also developed and delivered scientifically based strategies for the management of obesity-related co-morbidities, including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Concomitantly, as a Sports Nutrition Consultant, Rebecca has worked with numerous athletes at the high school, collegiate and masters level. In private practice, Rebecca has performed numerous individual nutrition assessments and formulated accompanying calorie and nutrient recommendations for athletes. Other areas of her focus include impressing an understanding upon her clients of the importance of nutrient value and nutrition label analysis; meal planning and lifestyle modification; and weight management and improved body composition during training for optimal performance. Rebecca strives to encourage healthful living in all of her clients and believes that peak athletic performance is contingent upon a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
A former National Collegiate Varsity Lightweight Eight Rowing Champion (1997), Rebecca turned to triathlon competition in 1998. She has competed, quite successfully, in sprint, Olympic and half Ironman (Timberman, 2001) distance racing from New Hampshire to North Carolina. In 2000, she was the 20-24 AG champion at the Baystate Longcourse triathlon and finished 4th in her age group at the Greater Hartford Triathlon. In 2001, she rounded out the podium in 3rd in the 20-24 age group at the Ashland Lion’s Olympic Distance Triathlon. Most recently Rebecca set a PR at the 2006 New Jersey State Triathlon with a time of 2:26:11. Two years later she was awarded 3rd place in the 30-34 age group at the 2008 New Jersey State Triathlon. An accomplished runner, she has also completed three half marathons (Grand Lake, CO, 2003; Winston-Salem, NC, 2003; New York Jr. League Mother’s Day Half, NY, 2006, with a PR of 1:43) and has a PR of 3:50 in the NYC Marathon (1997).
Rebecca happily relocated to San Diego where she is enjoying year-round outdoor recreation, and an abundance of pools, trails and pot-hole free roads. She expects to embrace ocean swimming in the near future.