Rebecca has been studying science and doing research since 2001. She graduated with her B.S. in Biology from NC State University in 2005 and went on for her PhD in Immunology at UNC Charlotte, graduating in 2010. She has over a decade of experience teaching Anatomy and Physiology at the collegiate level, along with other science courses. Somewhere along the way, she fell in love with this yoga stuff, completing her 200-hr teaching training under the direction of Kristin Cooper-Gulak and seeks always to carry the Kunga service approach forward in her teaching and her life.
She works daily to balance her yoga world with her scientific one, and has previously conducted translational research on antioxidant therapies for trauma, hemorrhage and inflammation at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Most recently, Rebecca completed her Master of Public Health, along with certifications in Global Planning and International Development and Nonprofit & NGO Management at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. She is currently enrolled in the clinical herbalism path with The Herbal Academy of New England and runs her own small apothecary out of her home. She and her husband have recently relocated to the UK, and she now works to coordinate tuberculosis vaccine development and clinical research trials at Oxford University.