Rebecca Collins is currently a 2L at Northeastern University School of Law and is completing their Spring 2023 legal co-op with the ACLU of Louisiana. Originally from Alpharetta, Georgia, Rebecca graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Human Services Studies. At Northeastern Law, she is a Public Interest Law Scholar and is actively involved with the Black Law Students Association and the Housing Justice Collective.
In previous experiences, Rebecca has worked with the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice to draft policy resolutions and created resources alongside the UNC School of Social work advancing disability justice and guardianship reform. They also have a passion for the well-being of children. They have engaged in research designed to reframe the perception of "at-risk" youth, instead focusing on how communities can foster resilience through a strengths-based approach. Continuing in this vein, Rebecca worked as a law clerk at Louisiana Center for Children's Rights last summer. There she was able to work inside Louisiana's criminal legal system through juvenile public defense and JLWOP cases.
Rebecca is committed to serving communities and advocating for system change, specifically addressing poverty and economic inequality through a racial justice lens.