Rebecca is a former chemical/process engineer and R&D scientist. She has a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from the University of Texas, a M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue, and Chemical Engineering and Japanese undergraduate degrees. She worked in the semiconductor industry for many years before returning for her PhD and developed a passion for LEDs and their utilization in biological sciences. In academia, she taught biology classes for 5+ years and has written over 20 white papers and articles related to horticultural LED lighting.