Rebecca Joseph

Rebecca believes that strong public humanities collaborations are essential to addressing our biggest questions as we navigate the complexities of living in an interconnected, rapidly changing world. A relationship builder and resource mobilizer, she leads development growth in individual and institutional giving, as well as public funding, drawing on more than three decades of experience as an applied ethnographer, non-profit professional, grant maker, and consultant. Becky listens deeply. Her natural curiosity often wonders, “What else can this be?” She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of California – San Diego, a BA from Swarthmore College, and has been a post-doctoral research fellow at UC – Berkeley and a Fulbright scholar. She finds special joy experiencing the city through the senses of her young grandson, a DC native, studying ancient texts in their original languages, and hacking recipes old and new in kitchens of all sizes.