Meet our incredible staff and volunteers.

REBECCA BENEST
Manager, Program Development
Rebecca is a Program Manager for Jumpstart, where she supports Welcome Talent Canada, Refugee Talent Hub, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Organizational Development. Before that, Rebecca managed granting programs for Save the Children's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. She has extensive experience in community engagement, support, and programming, including work in Guatemala, California, and Tanzania. Rebecca earned her bachelor's in International Studies, Sociology, and Linguistics from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently working towards her Master's in Public Policy and Social Change from Adler University. Rebecca is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. In her spare time, you can find her throwing a frisbee for her dogs Ferdinand and Ophelia or curled on the couch with a good book.