Rebecca Abara

QuestBridge Alum, Northwestern '14 Technical Program Manager and Agile Coach at Etsy

Rebecca comes with leadership experience across multiple industries and organizations, from her own not-for-profit startup to enterprise giant Procter & Gamble. She is a Staff-level Technical Program Manager and Agile Coach at Etsy. In this role, she is responsible for the lifecycle of program-level initiatives across the organization, most recently focused on organizational transformation in infrastructure engineering. She leverages her prior experience as a consultant at ThoughtWorks to actively partner with leadership and individual contributors to coach them on their work processes and upskill their agile practices. She brings her passion for healthy workplaces into every team she runs, and leverages her background in peer mediation to move projects to success.

Rebecca believes a company is most successful when its employees are at their best both physically and mentally, and founded ‘Honey, You Got This!’, a wellness in the workplace initiative, with the goal of making that health more of a priority. She received her B.S.Ed in Education and Social Policy with a concentration in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and is beginning to pursue her Ph.D. Her free time is spent reading through her growing collection of books, traveling through majority-minority countries, tumblring, and exploring her new Oakland neighborhood. You can follow her @beccagotthis on Instagram and Twitter.