Rebekah Kimble joined the Via Evaluation team as a research associate in 2020. Rebekah holds a B.A. in History from Houghton College and an M.A. in History from the University at Buffalo. Since moving to Buffalo in 2015, Rebekah has worked in a variety of educational settings.
As a graduate student, she served as an AmeriCorps ABLE member at Upward Bound at D’Youville College, where she taught classes in college preparation and financial literacy, and tutored students who were preparing for the U.S. History and Government and Global History Regents Examinations. During this time, Rebekah also worked as an academic tutor at an innovative college program designed specifically for English language learners.
After completing her master’s degree, Rebekah spent several years working first as the coordinator and later the director, of an Associate of Arts degree program for justice-involved and at-risk students. She also taught a variety of courses in history and political science there.
Recently, Rebekah’s enjoyment of administering, teaching, and researching led her to co-edit a volume of best practices for college-in-prison programs and for colleges/universities seeking to serve returning citizens more effectively.
Rebekah is looking forward to using her background in education, criminal justice, and writing to serve Via Evaluation’s clients. In her spare time, Rebekah serves as a board member for Homespace, an organization that supports at-risk young women and their children. She also volunteers with the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, an organization seeking to limit the use of solitary confinement in New York State prisons and jails.