Rebecca Stewart is a Senior Communications Associate for the Elections Program at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on modern elections and the role of money in politics, Rebecca supports the Elections Program in their mission to ensure that the views and votes of citizens come first in our democracy.
Prior to joining Democracy Fund, Rebecca worked for SKDKnickerbocker with a variety of litigation and political advocacy clients, and served in the Obama administration at the Department of Justice as deputy press secretary for the attorney general and media affairs coordinator. Rebecca joined DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs as a press assistant in 2014 and started with DOJ in 2012 as an honors paralegal. Prior to DOJ, she worked in the flagship institution of Meeting Street Academy, an independent school in Charleston, South Carolina, that was developed as a prototype for educational change.
A Virginia native, Rebecca now lives in Washington, D.C. She holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from College of Charleston.