Rebecca Dielschneider was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honours, with Co-op in Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University. She worked at the National Microbiology Laboratory and Immunovaccine Technologies Incorporated. Rebecca graduated with a Ph.D. in the Department of Immunology from the University of Manitoba in 2016. She was a student leader, won research and presentations awards, and is one of Manitoba’s Future 40 Under 40.