Rebecca Lippman is currently pursuing her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on Latin American and Brazilian Literature. Prior to her graduate studies, Rebecca worked in financial research for emerging markets as well as recruitment for software engineers. Throughout graduate school she has taken on a variety of roles in addition to teaching. These positions include Archivist at UCLA Library Special Collections, Educational Content Consultant at Endless Mobile and Student Affairs Adviser at the UCLA Scholarship Resource Center. Rebecca’s research has been funded by the Cambridge Trusts, the United States Department of Education and the Fulbright Program.