Becky works for the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC), an initiative of Educate Texas. Becky supports the TEGAC director in development, communications, event planning, policy and advocacy, and overall TEGAC operations.
Becky has experience in both the nonprofit and policy fields. She started her career as a graduate assistant at the Greater Texas Foundation, then worked in the Texas Legislature for a member of the Texas House Committee on Public Education and the Texas House Committee on Appropriations, Article III Subcommittee.
Becky holds a bachelor's degree in French and international studies from the University of Evansville in Indiana and a master’s degree in public service and administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Becky grew up in a military family, attending several states’ public schools as her family frequently moved around the country. Her childhood educational experiences, coupled with her time as a volunteer English teacher in Paris during a university study abroad, led Becky to her passion for education issues. She believes that quality education for all children is foundational to a prosperous and peaceful society.
Community Leadership / Board ServiceBecky is a member of the Austin Young Chamber Economic Development Committee, and serves as their legislative policy lead. She is the social media vice chair for the Austin chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.
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"I am energized by the passion my colleagues have for their work and the collective mission we all have to support and improve our communities."
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