I’m a life-long ponderer, nerd, reader, artist and problem-solver. I love all the things that go along with that – consuming information, writing to sort my mind out, talking with and learning from others, making things, trying things, organizing things.
Professionally, I spent my career in the world of non-profit management. My depth of experience is in fundraising, with a focus on prospect development, research and management. I’m passionate about it, and happy to talk with folks and offer limited advice.
I also live with severe chronic illnesses that can significantly limit how often and for how long I can do those things. I have Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (sometimes know as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME or ME/CFS), which is a complex, debilitating, neuroimmune disease that is still poorly understood. I also have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a disorder of the autonomic nervous system and Fibromyalgia, both of which are common in folks with ME. For more information or resources, head on over to Chronically Rebecca: Chronic Illness Resources.
I spend my time at home in Ithaca, NY with Marigold Dog and Sadie Cat, reading, writing, thinking, meditating, painting, and watching way more TV than I want to admit. I network with and encourage others with chronic illness.