In her professional practice, Rebecca Macey is interested in projects with collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking at their core. She is the Manager of Exhibitions and Programs at the University of Denver Libraries, where she curates exhibits and engagement programs drawing upon the collections and resources of the library, university, and broader community. Prior to DU, Rebecca worked as an educator and producer at the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Aurora History Museum and as a research of urban development policy and strategy at the Metropolitan Planning Council and a real estate investment associate at Ascendance Partners, both in Chicago. Whether working for cities, universities, libraries, or museums, she approaches them all as laboratories and civic spaces where she can focus her efforts on human development, cultural exchange, and collective action.
A life-long advocate of personal and cultural exploration, Rebecca studied urban and regional planning at Cornell University, then served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, and went on to earn a Master’s of Anthropology at the University of Denver. She is thankful for all the opportunities that have come her way, and she aims to give back to the people and communities who have supported her.