Rebecca Dixon is the executive director of National Law Employment Project and a respected national leader in federal workers’ rights advocacy. Rebecca’s motivation for advancing workers’ rights and commitment to economic justice are deeply rooted in her lived experience growing up in rural Mississippi at the intersection of race, class, and gender—characteristics that have long defined our ability to participate in our democracy and economy.
In 2012, Rebecca was selected by the State of New York for its Empire State Leadership Fellows program and served in the Office of the Governor in its Labor and Civil Rights Division. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar Association; a board member at Americans for Financial Reform, the Coalition on Human Needs, and The American Prospect; and a member of the Economic Analysis and Research Network in the South, the 2020 Aspen Institute SOAR Leadership Fellowship, and the 2021 National Academy of Social Insurance’s Unemployment Insurance Reform Working Group and COVID-19 Task Force.
Rebecca holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English from Duke and a JD from Duke University School of Law.Back To People