Rebecca Walker – Southeast Asia Partnership Manager

Rebecca grew up by the sea in Plymouth, England, where she enjoyed summer evenings building fires on the beach and winter walks snow-hunting in the moors. She trained as a dancer in London, worked with a dance company of adults with learning difficulties whilst studying, and spent time with an NGO in Namibia that uses dance to educate young people about HIV and AIDS. These experiences saw her cultivate a passion for the arts and social change which she focused on in her dissertation. Since studying she has indulged in her geeky love for all things excel, working as a continuous improvements analyst in the banking sector.

In 2014, she took a quick break from the office and popped to Ghana on a whirlwind journey of cultural exchange, community building and self-discovery with Move the World. She witnessed dance powerfully break down barriers and saw, first-hand, experiential education being used to build connections and unleash people’s potential.

As much as she was enjoying her job, she was convinced that for now, there was more to life than those office walls. In July 2015 she resigned from her job, ruthlessly reduced her possessions down to a couple of boxes and a backpack, and set off to see the world.

That decision has seen her hike 800 kilometres along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, have a couple of close encounters with Yaks in Mongolia, camp in Korean Jeongjas, and facilitate with The JUMP! Foundation all over Asia.

She loves avoiding comfort zones and saying yes to the path less travelled. When she’s not working you can find her getting lost in a bookshop or enjoying a cup of tea with close friends.

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