I am thrilled to be joining the team at the Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics! I am originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and completed my bachelors degree in Human Biology and Society at UCLA. During this time, I was very involved with the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics and became interested in the interdisciplinary field of genetic counseling. After completing my bachelors degree, I worked at a genetic testing laboratory as an operations associate. Eager to have a role in direct patient care, I made a cross country move to Chicago to attend the Northwestern University Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. In addition to receiving my masters degree in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern, I also completed coursework in Medical Humanities and Bioethics. I love being a genetic counselor because I have the chance to help people use cutting edge technologies to make informed decisions about their health. In my free time, I enjoy biking by the lake, playing board games, and exploring the amazing food scene of Chicago!
You can reach me at RebeccaWang@juf.org or 312-357-4658.