Rebecca (Beki) Saito recently moved into the role of Associate Director at Rainbow Research, having previously been a Senior Research Associate for four years. With more than 30 years of experience in research and evaluation, with an emphasis on understanding and promoting how communities and neighborhoods can work together to impact the well-being of young people.
Previously Rebecca was a Senior Research Associate at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. She also worked for nine years as a Senior Scientist at Search Institute. Rebecca has extensive experience in community based and driven participatory action research, youth engagement, service-learning and mentoring. Saito earned a Bachelor of Science in Adolescent Development at the University of Minnesota and a Master of Science in Social Science from the University of Chicago.