Rebecca Rath was born in the small coastal town of Dangriga, Belize. Spending much of her life outdoors, Rath grew up learning about diversity and many natural attractions including the tropical rainforest and Caribbean Sea of Belize. Her sporty side came out when she began playing volleyball in high school, representing Belize internationally in both beach and indoor volleyball. After high school she attended The University of Houston and graduated with a degree in Hospitality Management. Later, Rath moved back to Belize and became the 3rd generation of her family to work in their quaint hotel and actively participate in the national tourism organizations. Today she works with women of all ages and backgrounds as an event and restaurant manager, and she also volunteers as a volleyball coach at her former high school. If Rath wins the title, she hopes to raise awareness for domestic violence and also contribute to the non-profit children institutions in her country.