Prior to joining the staff at the University of Maryland, Rebekah earned her B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. She then worked as a research a coordinator and independent evaluator in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on multiple NIMH-funded research projects aiming to treat and prevent the development of anxiety disorders in children. Following that, Rebekah worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute on pediatric clinical trials with families and children with ADHD, psychosis, and depression. Her clinical and research interests include understanding the development of psychopathology in children, parenting behaviors, prevention programs for children, and psychological assessment.