Rebecca Smith holds a B.A. in Sustainable Development with departmental honors from Columbia University (New York) and an M.A. in Political Science from Central European University (Budapest). She is bilingual in French and English, and has lived in France, the United States, Hungary and Spain. She has collaborated in climate change and sustainable development projects in the United States, Madagascar and Ghana, and non-formal political education in the European Youth Parliament about a variety of topics relevant to Europe, including the circular economy.