Rebekah Ward

Communications Officer, Global Programs

Rebekah Ward comes to PCI Media Impact with a background in international human rights, journalism and psychology. In her current role, she is managing the external communications of the non-profit, and coordinating the organizational rebranding process.

She came on board with PCI Media Impact in February 2015, when she took the position of Communications Officer on the transnational #ISurvivedEbola Campaign. Prior to this role, she worked in communications at the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Rebekah holds an honors BA in Peace & Conflict Studies and Psychology from Colgate University. During her studies, she undertook independent field research on grassroots movements of genocide survivors in Rwanda; she also worked for several news outlets and peace education organizations such as CBC Radio and Facing History and Ourselves. Upon graduation, she completed a 12-month Watson Fellowship on the barriers faced by European Romani communities, during which she worked as a non-formal education facilitator and communications expert as well as supporting the organization of large-scale commemoration efforts for the Romani Genocide. Later, with colleague Vicente Rodriguez, she spearheaded the 6-month initiative "A Long Way to Justice: A Route to the Roma Grassroots".

She continues to work in communications on a voluntary basis for initiatives such as the "White Privilege Conference" — a conference and coalition that challenges concepts of privilege and oppression in the American context.