Rebecca is passionate about peacebuilding, poverty alleviation, inclusion, and community development. She strongly believes in the potential of youth and women to make a positive impact and lead their communities on a path toward sustainable development. She has more than nine years of experience across various development projects and humanitarian programs and is a qualitative expert in youth and women empowerment programs. Her efforts to empower Burundian youth within their communities led to her selection as a finalist for the 2017 Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Award. In June 2017, she was chosen as a fellow pioneer of the African Youth Peace Network, which led to the signing of The Nairobi Declaration on African Youth Connectedness and Participation in the Peaceful Development of Africa Continent.
Rebecca has been a Youth in Action fellow; a delegate at the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates and Africa Youth Peace Summits; an alumnus of the YALI Regional Leadership Center; and a fellow at Pan-African conflict mitigation centers in Arusha and South Africa. Recently, she worked as a coordination and reporting officer for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. She holds a bachelor of arts from the École Normale Supérieure. Rebecca is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.