Rebecca Ramaswamy

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Rebecca’s interest in fighting inequality in the legal system flows from her deep commitment to the principles of racial justice and economic justice.

A graduate of Vassar College and Columbia Law School, Rebecca has aimed to develop a broad knowledgebase in the civil rights field. During her time at Columbia, she interned with the Center for Institutional and Social Change, the ACLU Voting Rights Project, the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, and the Civil Action Practice at the Bronx Defenders. She also participated in Columbia’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic and was awarded the Morrow Scholarship for outstanding clinic performance. In 2015, Rebecca published a Note with the Columbia Journal of Race and Law entitled “Bars to Education: The Use of Criminal History Information in College Admissions.” After law school, Rebecca worked as a Legal Fellow at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, where she primarily focused on voting rights, including advocating against prison gerrymandering — the practice of counting incarcerated people where they are imprisoned instead of at home for redistricting purposes — and helping to coordinate the organization’s first nonpartisan, bilingual voter protection initiative in five states.

Rebecca was born and raised in Grayling, Michigan, home of the longest nonstop canoe marathon in North America, in which she has participated only as a spectator. Rebecca is a trained singer, a lapsed equestrian, and an avid non-athlete.