Rebecca Smerling is Boston Harbor Now's Director of Programming. In this role, Rebecca is responsible for all programming, youth engagement, education, free access and activation for the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park, and waterfront programming and harbor access. Prior to Boston Harbor Now, she worked at Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage as a production manager of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and special events manager. Rebecca received her bachelors degree in Anthropology and Art History at Brandeis University. She enjoys traveling, hiking, exploring and spending time with her family.