A native Kansan, Rebeka attended the University of Kansas, competing and acting as captain of the Track and Cross Country teams during her time there, training under the direction of Coach Michael Whittlesey.. While at Kansas Stowe completed her BS in Health & Physical Education. On the track she was honored as Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, eared a Big XII Title in the Steeplechase, was a three time All-American and 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier in the Steeplechase. Following her tenure at KU, Rebeka packed her bags and headed for the east coast to pursue her athletic dreams, and after three years of running with the New Jersey New York Track Club, advised by Coach Frank Gagliano and Tommy Nohilly, Rebeka decided to stay out East and pursue her career as a coach. She is still training with the guidance of Coach Jason Vigilante, in hopes of qualifying back to the 2020 Olympic Trials in the Steeplechase. Rebeka is a 7 time US Outdoor Championship qualifier in the Steeplechase.
Rebeka began pursuing her coaching career upon her move East, in the New Jersey and New York area. She currently works with runners with various backgrounds, ages and aspirations. Both individually and as a coach with Nike Running in New York City.
Outside of running she enjoys new experiences, traveling, meeting new people, listening to music, and reading a good book over a cup of coffee.
Running has been used as the vehicle and catalyst for growth in her life, she says, "It has taken me places, physically, emotionally, and spiritually that I may not have gone without the desire of my heart to excel and do well by her running. My philosophical approach to running is that it is holistic therapy, a means to gain greater wellness and joy in day to day life." Her hope is to share this with same philosophy and pursuit of growth with the athletes she coaches.