Rebecca is pursuing her MBA at Yale School of Management with an interest in nonprofit management and strategy. She provides strategic guidance and mentorship to the UIC co-presidents drawing from her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, particularly with programs focused on youth development, health, and education. Most recently, she worked for Peer Health Exchange, a national nonprofit organization that trains college students to teach a health curriculum in public high schools that grew out of the student organization, Community Health Educators, started by Yale undergraduates in 1999. Rebecca earned her BA in Government from Harvard College where she was an active student leader on campus and in the broader community.



In 2015, Risë Nelson Burrow was appointed the new Director of the Afro-American Cultural Center. Previously she was at at Cornell, where she has served since 2012 as director of student success programs in the university's Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. In that role, and in others she has held at Mercy College, Loyola University, the University of Notre Dame, St. John's University, and Columbia University, she works to equip students to make the transition to college, develop them as scholars and leaders, and prepare them for post-graduate success.

Her focus for the past decade has been on providing students with advising, financial assistance, professional development, and scholarly and cultural opportunities. Burrow earned her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University, in higher and postsecondary education, and her B.A. from Northeastern, in English and in multiethnic American studies. A native of New Haven, she wrote her honors thesis on multicultural affairs at Hopkins School.