Rebecca Young joined the PhD program in the Global and Cultural Studies Department in 2016. Her dissertation research in Anthropology is focused on homelessness and Housing First initiatives in Miami, FL. Rebecca’s interests also include cross disciplinary explorations of urban studies, social inequalities and marginalization, and public policy. She currently works as a Graduate Assistant in Anthropology, and aspires to become a professor of anthropology in a public university while conducting research that contributes to public policy. She is currently the Vice President of SAGGSA, a graduate student run organization that organizes colloquiums and other events for the GSS department.
Rebecca earned a B.A. in Anthropology, where she completed an undergraduate Honors in the Major Thesis. She stayed at the University of Central Florida to earn a M.A. in Anthropology funded by the Research and Mentoring Program (RAMP) Fellowship. Her Master’s Thesis is titled, Devising Strategies, Managing Needs: A Multi-level Ethnographic Study of Homelessness in Central Florida.