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Rebecca Hecht

Rebecca Hecht

Research Assistant to Phil Taubman
Stanford University
Encina Hall, C206-7
Stanford CA 94305-6165
(650) 725-4839 (voice)


Rebecca Hecht joined CISAC in August 2014 as the Research Assistant to Phil Taubman on his George Shultz biography project. Rebecca graduated from Stanford in 2012 with undergraduate degrees in French and modern Chinese history and in 2014 with a master's degree in East Asian studies. Rebecca has a passion for history and advanced historical research skills.  

Rebecca wrote her master's thesis on the origins of deaf education in China under the supervision of Professor Thomas Mullaney of the History Department. In her undergraduate history capstone paper, she analyzed the life and legend of Francis Garnier and the expansion of colonial France in Southeast Asia. She speaks French and Chinese and has lived in Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, and Paris. 

Rebecca was the director of the Stanford Challah for Hunger Program, a non-profit that brings people together to bake and sell challah, in an effort to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. She also co-wrote and co-produced an original full-length musical while a student at Stanford.