Rebecca Lemick is an expert international traveler, former diplomat, and amateur economic analyst who likes to study global economic trends and learn how to code in her spare time. She currently resides in Spokane Washington with her two cats, Smaug and Arthas. She is a U.S. born TCK who is half Honduran/half Eastern European of Ashkenazi descent. Rebecca has lived overseas for 17 years in 9 different countries, has traveled to over 70, and is an expert on hacking airfares and upgrades. She also speaks 5 languages fluently, is currently learning Russian and Norwegian, and holds 2 Cum Laude Bachelor of Arts Degrees in the fields of Economics and International Business.
Her father is a U.S Diplomat who has been in government since 1973 and was recognized by the Nobel Laureate Committee in 2013 for his contribution in the formation of the OPCW in 1997 and his dedication to its mission of eradicating chemical weapons, thereby receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. For those interested in joining the Foreign Service; He is the current diplomat in residence for the Pacific Northwest and is expected to retire in 2020.
Undoubtedly Rebecca is putting her degrees to good use and is living up to her family’s expectations in her new role as a part time blogger and full time Financial Consultant.
After a brush with cancer in 2015 and with Rebecca abandoned her life-long career track as a Foreign Service Officer alongside its ambiguity and settled in Washington state instead. It may seem unconventional and a waste of opportunity by shedding all diplomatic formalities and protocols she was raised with… and her mother would probably agree with you. However she has found that she is happier with the blunt honesty and transparency by taking the uncertain path. Giving a glimpse into the life and struggles of a TCK; Rebecca uses her experience as a former diplomat to share her knowledge on traveling, finances, friendships, saving money, and relationships.
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* Rebecca swears. A lot.