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Rebecca Sellers

Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Wichita, KS

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Rebecca comes from the heart of the country (Wichita, KS)  with over a decade of nonprofit experience. She brings her background of event sponsorship, grant-writing, and donor relationship management to Elevate along with program development and outreach. Most recently she was the Arkansas River Project Coordinator for the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams, where she executed a grant-funded project to increase recreation and awareness of the Arkansas River National Water Trail. She also was the Marketing Specialist for Angel Flight South Central, which kept her busy with social media, fundraising support, and community outreach. 

Rebecca is passionate about volunteering for nearby organizations including the Kansas Humane Society, ICT Food Rescue, and the local chapter of Free Mom Hugs. She earned a Master of Education in Educational Psychology from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from Kansas State University. 

Exploring new hobbies is Rebecca’s biggest pastime as she is constantly learning and trying new things. A lot of this happens in the kitchen whether cooking dinner for her husband and kids or baking desserts. She loves being outdoors, gardening, playing with her dogs, and traveling.

What is your hidden talent?

I know how to take care of a wide range of critters including native animals. I can administer oral antibiotics to a snake, or give an owl a pedicure! Just don't ask me to do anything with crickets or spiders.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

Ellipsis, because they can be used to indicate an awkward silence and I'm nothing if not awkward.

What is your grammatical pet peeve?

The use of "vaca" for "vacay." You're not going on a cow. At least I'm pretty sure the chances are low that there will be a cow involved.

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

Snacks + outdoors + family = the start of a good day! Most recently my older kiddo and I went to see a production of Jersey Boys at an outdoor amphitheater, loaded up with treats.

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