2012 Scholar

Rebecca K. Rast
Brown University

Rebecca K. Rast
Becca is an environmental studies and Africana studies major who is passionate about integrating environmental justice and economic justice together to build a more equitable and sustainable world for all. She is passionate about organizing people to action; she is involved in the Brown Student Labor Alliance and helped restart The RI Student Climate Coalition. In addition, Becca works with many community organizations and unions in Providence and around the East Coast. Her undergraduate thesis explores the impact of fracking on farmers in her home state of PA. She also loves farming, old-time music, and bonfires.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


Honorable Mentions