Hey there. 👋
I'm Rebekah Monson.
I do tech, media and city stuff in beautiful Miami, Florida.
Who's this nerd? 🤓
Rebekah Monson is co-founder and COO for WhereBy.Us, a local media startup that connects people to their cities through storytelling and experiences. Its publications, Miami’s The New Tropic and Seattle’s The Evergrey, produce email newsletters, original stories and events that reach more than a million curious locals each year. WhereBy.Us will scale to new markets in 2017.
Previously, Rebekah worked in many journalism jobs and later ran communications at the University of Miami School of Communication, where she pursued an M.F.A. in Interactive Media. She co-founded Code for Miami and Hacks/Hackers Miami. She frequently speaks and trains about working at the intersection of technology, storytelling and civic engagement for professional journalism and technology organizations, governments and nonprofits.
Stuff I work on 🛠
I co-founded and manage product and editorial at WhereBy.Us. We make engaging media and experiences for curious locals in emerging cities.
I serve on the board of the Society for News Design, an international organization for news media professionals and visual communicators.
I co-founded Code for Miami as a Code for America brigade in 2013. It's now an independent nonprofit dedicated to improving life in Miami-Dade County through technology.
I co-founded the Miami Hacks/Hackers meetup. Hacks/Hackers is a global organization of journalists and technologists rethinking the future of news and information.
The Civic User Testing Group, a Code for Miami program that recruits and pays Miami-Dade residents to user-test websites and apps. The project is supported by a 2016 Knight Cities Challenge grant.
I serve as a coach for Babson College's Women Innovating Now Lab in Miami, which provides women entrepreneurs with a rigorous, experiential process to innovate and launch or transform businesses.