As of April 2022, Rebecca Hansen serves as the Center’s Director of Communications. Rebecca leads the Center’s work to develop and implement innovative, impactful strategies for reaching target audiences in new ways through the Center’s widely respected, global platform for the effective communication of the translated science of child development. Rebecca brings to this work more than 15 years of experience in the science communications realm. Previously, she led programs in donor stewardship and communications at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as communications and outreach efforts for programs centered in brain and child development at Boston Children’s Hospital. She earned a B.A. in English and a minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia, as well as an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.