Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown University

Rebecca Epstein is the Executive Director of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality. She has over 20 years’ experience in litigation and policy development, and she has maintained a special focus on race and sex discrimination and the policies and practices that support marginalized girls. Rebecca was the lead author of Blueprint: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Sex Trafficking of Girls (2013) and co-author of The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story (2015), both published by the Center on Poverty and Inequality. She serves as the Associate Director of the National Girls Initiative, a program run by the USDOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Girls @ the Margin National Alliance and the Advisory Board of The Art of Yoga Project.

Previously, Rebecca served as a senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and worked as a staff attorney at Public Justice, a national public interest law firm in Washington DC. She also served as Policy Counsel at the National Partnership on Women and Families through a fellowship awarded by the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown Law.

Experience

  • –present
    Executive Director, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, Georgetown University