Rebecca currently works in internal communications at Figma, cited by Forbes as one of the hottest startups. Prior to Figma Rebecca worked at Facebook in Advertiser Communications, Business Integrity. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned degrees in English and communications.
Rebecca kickstarted a ladies' basketball team—the Lady Suns—with the Philadelphia Suns, an Asian American, Pacific Islander community organization. Rebecca remarked, "My commitment to the Philadelphia Suns is powered by my relationships with those in the organization. Harry Leong, the patriarch of the Suns, first drew me in when he said, "Sure, as long as you can get enough girls to come." His conditional agreement to my desire to start a ladies' basketball team sparked what would become 10 years of his mentorship and my leadership. By handing me the freedom to create, Harry empowered me to make things happen."
Through a powerful combination of community building and goal setting from a committed volunteer network, the Suns have been able to foster a home for the Asian American youth of Philadelphia to grow into passionate individuals and future leaders. Rebecca served on their board and as a captain of the Lady Suns from 2002 to 2013.
Rebecca is also a champion of the LGBTQIA community. In 2019 she was awarded the Unsung Hero Award from ADCOLOR. (Trying to get more details from her sister about the award) ADCOLOR champions diversity and inclusion in creative industries.
In 2012 she was a Top 8 Finalist for the White House Champion of Change. She produced and directed a short documentary for the "What's Your Story" Challenge based on her experience with the Philadelphia Suns (click here to read about it).
Congratulations, Rebecca, for being an inspiring leader and agent for positive change.