Rebecca joined Groundworks in November 2020 and is excited to focus on Capacity Building for nonprofit organizations in New Mexico. She brings a decade’s experience working with nonprofits, museums, universities, and fine art collections. Rebecca’s work specializes in project management, grant writing, academic research, teaching, and planning community outreach programs and events. She earned her M.A. in Art History and Criticism from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2011), focusing on U.S. Latinx and Latin American Art, and her B.A. in Art History from Southwestern University (Georgetown, TX).
Previously, Rebecca worked with the Juntos Art Association editing their publication Icons and Symbols of the Borderland: Art from the US-Mexico Crossroads (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2020) and fundraising for this exhibition and programs to be hosted at the Carlsbad Museum and Art Center in 2021. She also served as the Curator of Exhibitions and Director of Programs for the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin,TX (2014-2019), where she curated over 70 exhibitions and 150 public programs. Rebecca has as presented at national conferences, served as a juror for numerous national art exhibitions, and is a published author (Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas – University of New Mexico and Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas – UNAM). Lastly, her cultural heritage reposes in New Mexico as her family has lived in the state for generations, and her work with Groundworks brings her home.