Meet our incredible staff and volunteers.

REBECCA BENEST
Senior Program Coordinator
Rebecca is the Senior Program Coordinator for Jumpstart, where she supports Welcome Talent Canada mentorship program among other initiatives. 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. She is also a volunteer for Rainbow Refugee Vancouver, and supports the WISH Drop-In Centre Society in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. 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 from Adler University. Rebecca is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. In her spare time, you can find her throwing a frisbee for her dog Ferdinand or curled on the couch with a good book.