Rebecca recently took on a new role as academic editor specializing in scientific language editing for civil engineering research. By combining her experience in the civil engineering industry with her academic research background, she has cultivated a career path that helps ensure that engineering research ideas are communicated fairly and accurately.
Following a nontraditional engineering career path, Rebecca pursued her master's degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering after completing her bachelor degrees in physics and mathematics. As a graduate student, her course work focused on structural design while she performed research on the behavior of asphalt pavement for low-temperature applications. She then worked as a structural engineer in the power delivery industry, specializing in the design of transmission line structures. The variety in her educational background and experiences has been crucial to her success in her current role as a scientific language editor for civil engineering research.