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Rebecca Sellers

Associate Director & Senior Grant Writer
Hometown: Wichita, KS

Pronouns : she / her / hers

Rebecca joins the Elevate team with over a decade of nonprofit experience including event coordination, grant-writing, and donor relationship management along with program development, education, and outreach. Her previous work spans a wide variety of issue areas including environmental education, outdoor recreation, medical transportation, STEM education, and breast cancer awareness and services. She loves having the opportunity at Elevate to work with clients all over the country who serve the fields of advocacy, education, mental health, environmental issues and more. Her favorite part of the job is when she gets deep into conversation with her clients about the work they do, sharing success stories and meaningful moments. She will also take any opportunity to make a spreadsheet!

Rebecca is passionate about advocating for mental health and LGBTQ+ rights, and volunteers for nearby organizations including GLSEN Kansas, 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. She is the mom of a teenager, a toddler, two dogs, and an accidental cat. She loves crochet, knitting, being outdoors, spending time in the kitchen with her husband and kids, gardening, 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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