Rebecca Roberts is an M.A. candidate in the Rutgers University Department of Political Science's United Nations and Global Policy Studies program. Rebecca completed a B.A. in Political Science in 2016 and a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics in 2020, both at Rowan University with honors. She has received awards and honors, including the NJ Heart of a Hero Scholarship, Excellence in Philosophy Medallion, and Charles Wei-HsunFu Scholarship. She was accepted to present her research, “The Propaganda Puzzle: Examining Effects of Politicized Language,” at Rowan University's 7th Annual Regional Student Ethics Conference.
Rebecca has several years of professional experience in the non-profit and corporate world, where she currently works at Kaplan North America as a proposal writer. She has also worked as a freelance artist specializing in graphite portraits. Additionally, she is transitioning out of the military after nearly twelve years of service in the NJ National Guard.
Following completion of the UNMA program, Rebecca plans to take a year to continue her career and study a second language before returning to academia to complete a Ph.D. focusing on comparative politics. Her research interests include democratic transitions, conflict resolution, and human rights. She is particularly interested in the role of narratives and culture in great power politics, focusing on the Middle East and post-Soviet space.