Rebecca Bykoski

Rebecca Bykoski
Senior Program Manager

Rebecca joined Sustainable Pittsburgh in 2014 to develop and lead the Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurant program. Through this performance program, she works with restaurants throughout the Pittsburgh region to gain recognition for their sustainability efforts, improve sustainability performance, and catalyze change within the regional food system. Through her work with this program, Rebecca has launched, led, and managed multiple projects aimed to advance economic, environmental, and social elements of our food system.

Rebecca came to Sustainable Pittsburgh as a 2014 graduate of the Duquesne MBA Sustainability program. Prior to returning for her MBA, Rebecca was also the sole owner and operator of a small, local granola production company, Heart of the Earth. By generating almost zero waste and sourcing products locally, Heart of the Earth was designed with sustainable values at its core and distributed through Pittsburgh area farmers markets. Rebecca also possesses approximately two decades of experience working in the restaurant industry through various capacities.

Rebecca obtained her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University, then went on to complete her teaching certification through The University of Georgia. Prior to returning to school to earn her MBA, she was an educator for eleven years.

In addition to her role as a Senior Advisor with the FAB network Rebecca is a former Steering Committee member with Pittsburgh Food Policy Council, participated as a member of the Project Team for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Action Plan, serves on the Advisory Committee for Hilltop Urban Farm, and is also an active member of the Steering Committee for Restaurant Opportunities Center’s Behind the Kitchen Door project.