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Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Class of 2010-2011

About Rebecca

as of 2/2010: Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza is a writer and political consultant with experience in policy research and analysis, communications, and polling. She is a contributor to James Carville’slatest book,  40 More Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation,  and was the Deputy National Press Secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 election. Previously, Rebecca served as Director of Special Projects at Progressive Accountability, a project of the Center for American Progress and Media Matters, and in the Office of James Carville. She has contributed to progressive political campaigns in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa. She also led research for Paul Begala’s Third Term: Why George W. Bush ♥ John McCain  and has been published in  The Nation. Rebecca has served on advisory boards for Campus Progress, the student arm of the Center for American Progress, and Advocates for Youth, a national reproductive rights education and advocacy organization. She is currently involved in the work of Americans for American Progress, a research organization that identifies and counters forms of implicit bias in media and politics. Rebecca is a Harry S. Truman Scholar for Public Service and was named one of “America’s Next Top Role Models” by  Glamour . Now a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Government, Rebecca has been accepted to and plans to attend Yale Law School following her “Luce year.” Rebecca’s interest in social justice began in Durham, North Carolina, her hometown.

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