BU Alum Rebecca Herst Earns Leadership Award – BU Sustainability

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Meet BU Alum Rebecca Herst

In Spring 2020, BU alumna Rebecca Herst (Questrom ’14) was honored with the Roy J. Zuckerberg Endowed Leadership Prize, which comes with $100,000. Rebecca works as the Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab (SSL) at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The award is designed to reward leaders of courage, conviction, and selflessness who have devoted their time and talent to helping the University of Massachusetts to accomplish its goals.

Each year Rebecca will receive $30,000 to support her research and service with SSL and a $20,000 award stipend. Rebecca is planning to use the funds to build connections beyond Massachusetts and support the development of a national climate justice research agenda. Read the Boston Globe coverage of this award.

We interviewed Rebecca to learn more about her path and her plans.

Read more here.

By Jessica Yap-Chung
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