Current students are thee future of the field. This is your opportunity to support their development into strong systems modelers. Scholars are hand picked among those who have requested support and demonstrated aptitude in their conference paper submissions. Each sponsorship will provide funding for one scholar to attend our live conference or two scholars to attend our virtual conference. Attendance will help them to build relationships with experienced members and attend sessions and workshops to build their skills. Due to the generous support of sponsors and small dollar donors, we were able to fund a record breaking 40 scholars who otherwise might not have been able to attend the 2020 conference. During the live conference, sponsored students will be identified by ribbons. Additionally, your organization will be honored during the conference and in print and electronic media for this support.
Rebecca began her career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, honed her skills as a systems thinking facilitator at GKA Inc, worked as VP of Affordable Housing Acquisitions for Boston Financial, and built her own Systems Thinking consultancy through which she was a key contributor to the ReThink Health Initiative, Climate Interactive’s Agritopia, and Dialogos’ work for the US Forestry Service. She has spent more than 25 years supporting corporate and philanthropic clients including Vistaprint, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, AT&T, Ford, Smithkline Beecham, Shell, Amoco, and USDA. Her expertise is using collaborative causal mapping and System Dynamics simulation models to help multi-sector collaboratives think together better. Rebecca trained in Systems Dynamics in Jay Forrester’s Pre-College Education Project and John Sterman’s class while pursuing a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA from MIT. She has served on the Society Policy Council and been a guest lecturer at MIT, Wharton, Dartmouth, and Brown. When not working as a systems thinking evangelist, Rebecca loves to travel the world. Pre-covid travels included Mexico, Chile, Morocco, Brazil, Uganda and Iceland to spend time with school children, whale sharks, camels, street art, gorillas and waterfalls. When stuck at home, she enjoys gardening, swimming, dancing, and renovating properties.