ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.
As the Program Associate for the Fund for Academic Renewal, Rebecca Richards works closely with FAR’s Executive Director and Associate Director. She provides general support, research, and content to help higher education donors reach their philanthropic goals. Born and raised in Maine, Rebecca graduated from Baylor University in 2018 with a University Scholar’s Degree, concentrating in philosophy. She participated in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core honors program and spent her junior year at Oxford. During college, she worked as a research assistant on the Federalist Papers, in state policy research, and as an archivist. After graduation, Rebecca was a John Jay Fellow with the John Jay Institute in Philadelphia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and adding to her collection of Agatha Christie novels