Rebecca Rumptz was hired as the administrative and communications coordinator in October 2017. She recently moved to the area with her husband, who is stationed at Fort Drum, and 11-year-old daughter. In May, Rebecca graduated with a B.S. in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication and a B.A. in international studies from the University of Kansas.
Rebecca hails from the “thumb” of Michigan and grew up enjoying the Great Lakes. Her fondest childhood memories include ice fishing, boating, and hiking. Rebecca is a U.S. Army veteran with overseas time in Germany, Iraq, Qatar, and Afghanistan. Her experiences in the military founded her wanderlust. Following her time in the army, Rebecca worked for various government agencies before going to school. In the summer of 2017, Rebecca completed a Department of State internship at U.S. Embassy Warsaw. While in Warsaw, Rebecca helped coordinate diplomatic events to establish and maintain relationships between the U.S. and Poland, including the U.S. president’s visit in July 2017. She enjoys hiking, cooking and traveling, and is a devoted KU basketball fan.
Rebecca is looking forward to meeting and working with area residents. She is dedicated to ensuring open and engaging conversation about how the IRLC can continuously help the local community.