, STEM-UP NetworkRebekah Harriger, Experiential Learning Director, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Rebekah Harriger serves as the Experiential Learning Director at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Rebekah’s focus within the University is to manage and support the experiential learning programs for internships, applied projects, and seminar courses. Rebekah’s passion for higher education began during her time at Shippensburg University. Through participation in the John L. Grove College of Business Internship Program, it ignited a desire for Rebekah to pursue a career in higher education specifically within internship program management and career and professional development. Through Rebekah’s work, she hopes by fostering the skills and confidence necessary to participate in internships and applied projects, these experiential learning opportunities help to create a pathway to STEM careers. She was awarded by the National Society for Experiential Education as the recipient of the Experiential Education Rising Leader Award in 2021. She was recognized by the Harrisburg Young Professionals 20 in their 20’s in 2020 and was awarded a special designation as a “Tech Titan” for her passion and dedication to creating pathways to STEM careers in Harrisburg.  Rebekah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Geneva College and is a recent graduate from the National Society for Experiential Education’s Experiential Education Academy.  Membership in the academy represents significant achievement and contributions as a national leader in advancing experiential education as a field and a profession.