Prior to joining the Solidago Foundation in 2018, Rebecca worked in New York City alongside advocates, activists and community leaders fighting for social and economic justice for nearly 17 years.
She served as Deputy Director of the Tenant Right’s Coalition at Brooklyn Legal Services Housing Unit, and was a supervising attorney at The Bronx Defenders in the Civil Action Practice. Rebecca’s legal practice focused on tenant eviction defense and affirmative litigation against landlords, and collaboration with tenant organizers from groups such as Make the Road NY, Community Voices Heard, Fifth Avenue Committee, FUREE, New York Communities for Change, and a host of others.
Rebecca is a graduate of the City University of New York School of Law and McGill University. Before law school, she worked at the Urban Justice Center, and for a local non-profit in the Yucatan, Mexico, which was engaged in conservation and environmental sustainability community-based education programs. She has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience, and continues to lead national trainings for attorneys, advocates and law students on enmeshed civil “collateral” consequences of contact with the criminal justice system.