Meet Rebecca Schreiber
Director of Admissions & Financial Aid
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
What do you enjoy most about your role at Dickinson Law? Making a legal education possible by diminishing financial barriers. I’m thrilled to support our students’ noble goals as they prepare to serve communities with their legal expertise.
A Dickinson Law favorite: The thing that stands out to me most is the genuine kindness of each person here. There is an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst students, faculty, and staff, which makes Dickinson Law a welcoming and supportive place to work and to learn.
Best piece of advice for anyone considering Dickinson Law: Plan a visit to experience first-hand the appeal of our contrasts: a highly personalized legal education with access to the resources of a world-class university; affordable small-town living convenient to the major cities on the east coast; quiet and welcoming places to prepare for class within walking distance of Carlisle’s thriving restaurants and bars. While you’re here, schedule an appointment with me to address your individual questions about financing your legal education.
Favorite thing to do in your spare time: I believe if I have time to sit, I have time to knit. Knitting is logical, artistic, and therapeutic.
You’d never guess… : I have lived in four different states and on two continents, and I have traveled to twenty-one countries.
Life before Dickinson Law: My first experience working in a Financial Aid Office was as a Federal Work Study student at The College of Wooster. After graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology, I tried a number of careers: I worked in adult mental health in Maryland, supervised the teller line in the largest US-based credit union branch in Germany, and owned a brick-and-mortar cloth diaper store in Colorado. Several years ago, I returned to Carlisle to work in the Financial Aid Office at Dickinson College, and found myself passionately engaged in access and affordability issues facing higher education. I remain an active volunteer with the Pennsylvania State Association of Financial Aid Administrators, presenting on and writing about social media communications and financial literacy programming, and training colleagues from across the state. Within the community, I sing with Cantate Carlisle, am a vocal soloist for several churches, and serve on the board for the preschool at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Square.
Three words to describe yourself: Courageous, enthusiastic, compassionate
Favorite quote: “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” — Paraphrase of Rabbi Rami Shapiro’s interpretive translation of Rabbi Tarfon’s commentary on Micah 6:8
Favorite book: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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