February 2022 - Becca Dupps Edwards, '97

After graduating as Valedictorian of Hilton Head Prep in 1997, Becca graduated with honors and magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a BA in Journalism and concentrations in Theatre and Spanish in 2001, Becca began a career in freelance writing and public relations consulting in Charleston, South Carolina.
In 2007 she moved back to Hilton Head and in 2009 she was awarded a scholarship to earn her MFA in Professional Writing from Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated in 2011 with honors and published her thesis, an oral history format book about the modern teen and the influence of such stressors as social media, bullying and alcohol and drug use. The book motivated Becca to teach writing workshops and classes for youths, as well as for adults.
Throughout the years, Becca has also earned multiple certifications. She is certified in Ashtanga, prenatal, children’s and Thai yoga, as well as in Pure Barre and mat Pilates. Becca is also a certified holistic nutritionist from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, a certified birth doula from DONA International, and a certified meditation instructor from Yoga International.
In 2020, Combining her degrees and certifications, Becca launched Female IQ (femaleIQ.com), a company that promotes female empowerment and addresses such women’s issues as mental health, fitness and parenting—just to name a few—through writing for multiple publications such as “CH2 Magazine”, “Local Life” and “Hilton Head Monthly” and the Female IQ Wellness Blog.
In addition to content, Female IQ also focuses on assisting women not only in childbirth but with pre and post natal support by designing client-specific yoga-Pilates-Barre workouts, nutrition/supplement recommendations and emotional guidance. Becca also works with women seeking a natural approach to hormone balancing, weight management, better sleep, anxiety reduction and fitness goals.
In 2003, Becca married Lee Edwards and all three of their daughters, Ransom (14), Ruth Love (13) and Camellia (11), attend Hilton Head Preparatory School. Avid sailors, the family has traveled extensively along the east coast and the Exuma and Abaco Islands and Becca has written several travel pieces about their adventures. Her family is also passionate about animal rescue and their menagerie includes ducks, bunnies, cats, dogs, lizards, turtles, birds and a ferret. Both Becca and Lee enjoy triathlons and are planning on doing a destination marathon soon.
Becca recently joined the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina board where she hopes to grow the adult learning and outreach programs and hopefully teach writing workshops. Becca also instructs a free MamaFit class (which combines yoga-Barre-Pilates for women and their infant children) every Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jarvis Creek Park.