Becky leads the Media + Partners group at the Rhode Island School of Design, which seeks to create compelling external communications and relationships to strengthen RISD’s reputation in the world-at-large. Media + Partners designs, produces, and maintains RISD’s print, online and video communications vehicles, and leads communication efforts within the College and Museum. The team also forges partnerships with a network of innovative corporations and nonprofit organizations, including Target, GAP, and Toshiba, to create positive and powerful educational experiences for students.
Prior to her work at RISD, Becky was the Director of Sponsor Management at the MIT Media Lab, leading the program of interaction between the Media Lab and its base of industry sponsors like Google, IBM, and Samsung. In this role she built on the Media Lab's pioneering role in forging partnership between industry and academia.
Her career before MIT resided in the world of high-tech marketing. She was a Product Marketer in Yahoo!'s Connected Life group, helping to define and market Yahoo!'s products for the mobile platform. She also was a Consumer Research Analyst at Forrester Research, where she analyzed and advised companies on consumer attitudes and behaviors as they evolved through the mainstream introduction of the Internet. Becky holds a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.