Growing up in a politically active family on Long Island, Rebecca learned early on how deliberate, bold action can change people’s lives for the better. After a subway accident left her partially disabled, she saw an intimate portrait of how New York can work better for all communities, and was inspired to grow her involvement in efforts to make New York City a place where everyone can thrive.
Rebecca cut her teeth on progressive politics at Fordham University and, in 2011, began working on labor and workforce issues in New York. She has worked for some of New York’s most prominent labor unions, leading the charge on legislative and issue-based campaigns about land use, housing, wages, and workforce safety and training. On campaigns like the Fight For $15 and the legislative push for the Construction Safety Act, for example, Rebecca observed how progressive policies can lead to tangible benefits for individuals and families in New York City.
Rebecca has served on Manhattan Community Board 8 since 2017; she currently serves as secretary and is a member of the Transportation and Housing committees. She is also a member of the East River Democratic Club, serving on the Club’s executive committee, and has helped to spearhead public events and policy work in which the Club has participated. Rebecca serves as a Development Board member of Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). Rebecca is also a proud member of Laborers Local 79.
Rebecca has called Yorkville home since moving to the neighborhood in 2013. She enjoys taking her dog Forrest to Carl Schurz Park and sampling all the pizza the Upper East Side has to offer. An avid Mets fan, Rebecca also makes the trip out to Citifield for a game at every chance possible and is hopeful that one day soon they’ll win a World Series.