Rebecca Alford is involved with simulation studies of biological systems. She earned a Ph.D. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in chemistry with a concentration in computational chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. As a graduate student working with Jeffrey Gray and Karen Fleming, Rebecca developed biologically-realistic tools for membrane protein structure prediction and design. She has been a developer of the Rosetta molecular modeling software for more than nine years and was the original co-developer of RosettaMP, a framework for membrane protein modeling. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to various podcasts, cooking, and training for 5K races.