As a lawyer based in New York, Rebecca coordinates and draws lessons from NRGI's work with civil society and subnational actors. Passionate about utilizing best practices for teaching and learning, she supports the capacity building team in developing curriculum for NRGI to most effectively help other actors translate our research into effective policy change.
She comes with over 10 years of experience promoting human rights and good governance, ranging from directly representing victims of trafficking in New York to conducting fact-finding missions documenting access to water in Israel and Palestine. Her deep commitment to the value of not-state actors in effective governance can be seen through her years supporting the development of organizations and coalitions in Southeast Asia as part of the Revenue Watch Institute and Open Society Foundations. She holds a degree in law from Fordham University, where she was a Stein Scholar, and a bachelor's in political science and astronomy from the University of Massachusetts.