Rebecca earned her Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh working with Dr. Carol Colby where she applied signal processing techniques to study the communication of spatial information between distant brain areas during the planning and generation of voluntary eye movements.

Following her defense, she made the leap to industry selling neuroscience tools to animal researchers. During her years working closely with researchers all over North America, she discovered that their needs and desires often outpaced commercially available research equipment. Driven by a passion for animal electrophysiology and technical innovation she joined Spike Neuro as one of the three co-founding members. As the Chief Operating Officer at Spike Neuro, she strives to accelerate the commercialization of breakthrough neurotechnology so that available equipment is no longer a major limiting factor in neuroscience research.