Rebecca is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy. Previously, Rebecca served as a senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she enforced the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and litigated racial profiling and excessive force cases against police departments across the country.
Rebecca also worked on a broad spectrum of civil rights and access to justice cases at Public Justice, a public interest law firm in Washington, DC, and was Policy Counsel at the National Partnership on Women and Families through a fellowship awarded by the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program. In 2008, she helped lead the women's issues committee of the Obama campaign, with a particular focus on work/family issues. Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Raymond A. Jackson in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Rebecca received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was awarded a fellowship from the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, and was awarded Best Brief and Best Oralist at the school-wide moot court competition. She received her B.A. in history with honors from Brown University.