Rebecca directs The Nature Conservancy’s America’s Great River-Healthy Rivers, Healthy Gulf project. She works with private and public partners in the Mississippi river basin to improve water quality in the basin and to reduce gulf hypoxia. She directed The Nature Conservancy’s conservation programs in Wisconsin for 15 years. She has an undergraduate degree from UW-Madison and a graduate degree from the University of Chicago. She is a native Sconnie from Wausau and loves to spend lake time “up north” with her husband and two daughters.