By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate

Rebecca Slocum is an Emerging Professional committed to sustainability and the advancement of the USGBC’s mission and vision for the built environment.

Over the past year she has become an active member of the Chapter’s Emerging Professionals Committee. She believes USGBCMA is a great resource for Emerging Professionals given the educational, volunteer and networking opportunities it affords its members. In an effort to further networking between Emerging and Established Green Building professionals, she is currently working with the committee to develop a Mentor Program for the chapter.

Rebecca studied Architectural Engineering at Penn State where she acquired a strong technical background and realized a deeper appreciation for architecture and the built environment. During her college years, Rebecca interned for a well-known construction management company as well as a lighting design firm. After graduating in 2014, she moved to the Boston area to work for Vanderweil Engineers. At Vanderweil, she aides in the design of power distribution systems for buildings, supports the firms architectural lighting design group and works to implement LEED and energy efficiency measures.

Rebecca was raised in Upstate New York where she spent childhood summers in the Adirondacks. She thinks this is no small part of why she ended up in the green building industry.  In the future, Rebecca plans to continue promoting sustainable building and green community development.

It may come as no surprise that Rebecca loves spending time outdoors. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys many of the outdoor activities that New England has to offer, including swimming, skiing and sailing.  After having a great experience abroad during her college years, Rebecca plans to travel more in years to come; she is currently learning German.

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