Rebecca Cowing likes to keep busy. Currently, she is a researcher at the World Wildlife Fund in the Markets Division where she works on high profile WTO negotiations reports and illegalities in China’s commodities trade. She is also involved in a project affiliated with Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative that is identifying potential for reconciling trade, finance and climate policy. Rebecca is also working with her former advisor to publish her Master’s thesis, which analyzes the institutions governing (or not governing) the emissions from international maritime shipping. Rebecca earned her Master’s at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies in International Relations and Environmental Policy and her Bachelor’s at the University of Texas at San Antonio in History and Geography.
Rebecca has a diverse background, having worked in health insurance, sales, the service industry, recreation, national parks, political campaigns, and even served as an officer cadet in the United States Army, earning an Army Achievement Medal in 2011. These experiences have provided rich additional skills to her personal and professional toolbox, and she desires nothing more than to use those tools to make a positive impact on the world through her current and future professions.
When Rebecca is not working or serving as a Board Fellows Co-Chair on Net Impact Boston’s Leadership Team, you can find her running along the Charles River. She also enjoys cooking, knitting, reading, and going on adventures, both near and far, with her family.