II Corinthians 12:9 captures a belief I have found to be applicable in all areas of my life. As a student, athlete, advocate, violinist and role model for young women, I have realized that my success in each of these areas was due to the many challenges I faced along the way. In fact, many of the challenges brought me to feelings of hopelessness and insufficiency. However, those times of humility were opportunities for God to demonstrate His power. As you explore my website, I hope you will see how God has demonstrated the impact of servant leadership and how our weakness opens doors to strength.
Autism Awareness Month
April is Autism Awareness Month! From organizing and hosting an Autism Speaks pancake dinner for the university and community members, to lighting up campus blue, I was excited to not only raise awareness for autism, but educate and advocate as well! (more…)
It has been an incredibly busy semester, but I am loving every minute of it! The past two months have truly tested my endurance, determination, and overall focus on achieving my goals, but by prioritizing and keeping my distractions at a minimum, I have been able to organize some great events to support Autism Speaks right here on ONU’s campus! (more…)
The Miss America Pageant
During the first week of January, I had the opportunity to support our beautiful Miss Minnesota, Siri Freeh, as she competed for the title of Miss America! (more…)
Rebecca talks about “A Voice for Autism” in national publication
Rebecca has written an article, “A Voice for Autism” that has just been published in her sorority’s Alpha Xi Delta’s national publication, “The Quill.” The message to the 75,000-strong circulation audience focuses on Rebecca’s Miss America Organization platform “A Voice for Autism,” her brother Philip who has an autism spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, and her role with Alpha Xi Delta whose national philanthropic partner is the organization, Autism Speaks. Click here and go to page 21 to read Rebecca’s account.
Pre-2013 Miss Minnesota Pageant photos are here!
Click here to see Rebecca’s just-added pre-2013 Miss Minnesota Pageant photos.
Rebecca’s audio recordings are now on-line
Click here to hear some of Rebecca’s violin audio recordings over the years.
Rebecca featured on Minnesota Public Radio website
See an article about Rebecca on the Minnesota Public Radio website where former Featured Artists are highlighted in “Where Are They Now?” Click here.
Rebecca’s video is now available!
Click here to view the video “A Voice for Autism” regarding my brother Phil and autism. I hope it is inspiring, gives kudos to Phil’s autism providers, and raises awareness. However, I hope it will also MOTIVATE YOU TO ACT by advocating to your congressional representative to join the Congressional Autism Caucus. Click here to learn more about my advocacy stance and click here to contact your congressman. Would you share this video with your family, friends and acquaintances with autism? Thanks! (And hats off to my little sister, Sarah, for producing it.)