Rebeca Becdach is a Tufts University student majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her focus of study within the Biology department is global change biology, including topics such as conservation, habitat loss and fragmentation, and climate change. Previously, Rebeca worked to monitor water quality and manage invasive species within a watershed in the greater Boston area. She also conducted research with a Tufts professor regarding the connection between coffee production and deforestation in Ethiopia. After completing a Combined Master’s/Bachelor’s degree at Tufts, she hopes to continue conducting research to support conservation efforts.