We’re happy to welcome Rebecca Lippman to the Accepted Team!
Rebecca spent four years as a Student Affairs Advisor at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center. Students who worked directly with her reported receiving $340,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and research grants. Her work included consulting on large grant applications for graduate studies, including Fulbright, Ford, Soros, Stanford Knight-Hennessey Scholars, Cambridge Gates Trust, and National Science Foundation.
Although Rebecca’s area of expertise is Latin American Literature, she aided students with international backgrounds in writing research statements in a wide variety of areas, including electrical engineering, medical applications for machine learning, efficiency practices in the energy sector, and the study of natural networks. She feels that working with these students were some of the most successful moments of her teaching career.
Rebecca developed a process-oriented way to brainstorm, re-draft, and edit papers during her grad school years at the University of Cambridge and UCLA. Whatever her position, Rebecca found that she enjoyed the editing process of a writing project, a talent that comes in handy when advising students who are writing their personal statements for their grad school applications. In addition to editorial suggestions, Rebecca supplies her students with sentence templates, examples, and detailed descriptions of writing techniques.
Conversation and discussion are the hallmarks of Rebecca’s mentoring style. She enjoys listening to people express themselves. She sees leading people through the writing process – whether proposals, research papers, or personal statements – as a potent practice in communication.
According to Rebecca, “The confidence that I’ve developed as a writing consultant, in knowing that I can connect emotionally with individuals and encourage a positive approach towards written communication, has transformed my own work as both a writer and a teacher. More often than not, I find my role as a writing consultant is also one of mentorship, and that is where I truly find my stride, I greatly enjoy helping individuals articulate and achieve their goals.”