Rebecca Riccio is the founder and Juffali Family Director of the Social Impact Lab at Northeastern University. Her teaching and research center the use of experiential learning to cultivate systems thinking, ethical reasoning, self-authorship, and racial and social justice values among students who aspire to engage in social change. Her teaching models, featured in Ashoka U’s publications Evaluating Changemaker Education: A Practitioner’s Guide and Preparing Students for a Rapidly Changing World, integrate anti-racist pedagogy and the use of experiential grant making to promote just and equitable power and resource distribution in the social change arena. The co-author of Principles of Anti-Oppressive Community Engagement for University Educators and Researchers, Rebecca is deeply engaged in promoting anti-oppressive practices across campus as co-chair of the Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs racial justice committee, a faculty fellow in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, an Ashoka U Campus change leader, the faculty advisor to the Northeastern Honors Program social activism learning living community, a member of the NUPD Community Advisory Board, the faculty advisor to the Center for Intercultural Engagement/Social Justice Resource Center, and a member of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s design team for DEI content development. In collaboration with the ADVANCE Office of Faculty Development, Rebecca has co-created Essential Conversations, a workshop series that prepares faculty members to facilitate conversations about race, identity, and power. As a service-learning fellow and a faculty scholar in Northeastern’s Center for Advancing Teaching, Learning, and Research, Rebecca developed evidence-based strategies for integrating experiential grant making, systems thinking, and racial and social justice frameworks into her pedagogy of social change. She is a longtime faculty advisor to the Learning by Giving Foundation, a member of Millennium Campus Network’s board of directors, and an adult ally, mentor, and advisor to youth leaders addressing climate change, racial and social justice, and gun violence. Prior to joining Northeastern in 2008, Rebecca managed international development projects around the world at the Council on International Educational Exchange and SATELLIFE. Through her private consulting practice, Rebecca advises clients on the development of more just and equitable social change programming grounded in systems analysis, anti-oppression, and community empowerment. Rebecca holds a B.A in Soviet Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan in Russian and Soviet Studies.