Rebecca currently leads the Solidago Foundation’s programmatic work as the foundation enters its final two years of grantmaking. 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, where her legal practice focused on eviction defense and affirmative litigation against predatory landlords, in partnership with anti-displacement grassroots organizing campaigns. Rebecca spent several years as a supervising attorney at The Bronx Defenders in the Civil Action Practice, representing to people and families directly impacted by the criminal legal system in housing, public benefits, employment, and child support cases.
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 several years at a local grassroots organization in the Yucatan, Mexico. 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 legal system.