Rebecca received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Rebecca represented clients charged with crimes in Roxbury District Court as a student attorney with the Criminal Justice Institute, co-founded the Harvard Law School Feminist Collective, and was a member of the Harvard Defenders. She spent her 1L summer with the Legal Aid Society and her 2L summer with The Bronx Defenders. Prior to law school, Rebecca earned a M.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and taught at Bronx Community College. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, where she graduated summa cum laude.