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Rebecca A. Mattes, MS, MA

Becky is an international information technology consultant.

IT is her profession and travel is her passion. 

From International Development to Information Technology

Becky grew up near Houston, Texas and moved to Washington, DC after completing a BA in International Affairs and Spanish at Baylor University in 1989. Prior to graduation, she lived and studied abroad in Mexico and Spain.  

She began her career in international development, but migrated to the information technology field with the completion of her MS in Information Systems Development from the George Washington University (GWU) in 1997.

With the completion of an MA in International Science and Technology Policy in 2006 from GWU’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Becky relocated to Brussels to work for NATO Headquarters.

After 10 years and various positions in Brussels she returned to the US to do independent consulting, help raise cattle on her family’s farm, and support TravelBug Health in various administrative capacities. 

From Small town Texan to Globetrotter

At the age of 3, she caught the TravelBug during her first family vacation to Mexico while standing on the pyramids of Teotihuacan. Inspired by archeology, history, geo-politics and languages, Becky has traveled to over 65 countries across every continent except Antarctica. Fluent in Spanish and French, she also can haggle in the souks across North Africa and the Middle East using her Arabic.