Rebecca Edelstein is an analyst on Arabella’s Consulting team. She works out of the firm’s DC office and partners with institutional and family clients on a wide range of projects. She supports clients in developing strategies to increase the impact of their programmatic work, convening likeminded donors to advance shared priorities and learn from one another, and implementing grant making. She is currently working with clients to amplify their impact on issues related to women and girls, education, disability inclusion, and food system reform.
Prior to joining Arabella, Rebecca gained policy and logistics management experience through positions in federal and local government, public affairs consulting, campaigns, and the international development field. As a public affairs intern at Hamilton Place Strategies, she provided communications and research support for a foundation’s early learning initiative. She also worked as a national events associate for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, traveling across the country to plan and execute campaign events that were designed to effectively communicate the campaign’s message to the public and the press. Most recently, she served as the strategic initiatives and communications intern at FINCA Impact Finance, an international development organization working to alleviate poverty through microfinance.
As an undergraduate, Rebecca was involved in student government and political activism. She also participated in numerous study abroad programs. Notably, she completed a women and gender studies course in the Dominican Republic that focused on the ways in which gender, race, and socioeconomic status affect adolescent girls in developing countries. During this course, she was able to experience and evaluate the work of a local nonprofit empowering Dominican girls.
Rebecca holds BA in leadership and public policy from the University of Virginia, where she graduated with highest honors, a second major in history, and a minor in government.