Rebecca is the Executive Director of Puget Sound Sage. She builds powerful partnerships and a strong foundation for staff to lead winning campaigns for good jobs, affordable housing, clean and healthy environment, and strong communities where all families can thrive.
Previously, she served Sage as the Deputy Director and Program Director leading Sage’s equitable development and community benefits program and launching the South Communities Organizing for Racial/Regional Equity coalition.
Rebecca brings 16 years of experience in public speaking and coalition organizing across faith, labor and community sectors for worker and immigrant advocacy, food justice, women’s rights, racial equity, civic engagement, affordable housing, transit equity and equitable development. Before joining Sage, Rebecca served as the Community Liaison for Congressman Jim McDermott. She also was an organizer with SEIU Local 6, the United Farm Workers, and Oregon’s farmworker union, PCUN. Currently, Rebecca serves on the King County Accountable Communities of Health Interim Leadership Council, the boards of the Fair Work Center, Alliance for Clean Energy & Jobs, and the national Partnership for Working Families.
This Seattle Chicana, born of Mexican and Germanic roots, holds leadership certificates from the Harvard Kennedy School and the National Hispana Leadership Institute, and is a current Public Voices Fellow. Rebecca graduated from Seattle University in 1999. She loves playing softball with the Emerald City Softball Association, dancing, reading, and camping alone and with her talented husband and children.
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