Rebeca was born in Mérida, Venezuela, where she obtained her Lic. Chemistry degree in 2008 at Los Andes University (ULA). The same year, she started a PhD in Analytical Chemistry with the Molecular Spectroscopy group at ULA. Before finishing it, she moved to Caracas, Venezuela, in early 2011 and started working for an instrument distributor as an application specialist.
In early 2014, she moved to Brazil and started working with elementar, a producer of analytical instruments where she worked until late 2015, after which she joined the Scaiano group as a graduate student. Her work is orientated to single molecular analysis and use of the new AFM-Raman instrumentation.