Rebecca Joy Anderson graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from American University in 2012 with a B.A. in international studies and a minor in French. As an undergraduate, she concentrated her studies on international economic relations and international politics. Her senior thesis concerned international education governance and regional-global organizations, connecting ideas of power dynamics in international education to modern political economy movements. Outside the classroom, she has been involved in a variety of social justice causes, from cycling across the United States with Bike & Build in 2009 to assisting women's empowerment NGOs in Senegal. Prior to graduate study, Rebecca worked for organizations in Illinois, Washington, DC, Senegal, and Turkey. Through internships and work with the Program on America and the Global Economy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, UK Trade & Investment at The British Embassy, and Power Auctions LLC, she has researched a wide range of matters pertaining to international business, economic policy, innovation and growth. Most recently, she lived and worked as a lecturer in the foreign languages faculty of a Turkish university on a Fulbright grant. At Yale, Rebecca is continuing her studies of political economy and global governance, through which she seeks to explore means of reconciling economic globalization with sustainable development and improved human rights.