2010-2011 Luce Scholar
Placement: Asian Human Rights Commission, Hong Kong, China
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza received her A.B. in Government from Harvard University, 2010. Rebecca is a writer and political consultant with experience in policy research and analysis, communications, and polling. She was a contributor to James Carville's latest 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 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. Rebecca has been accepted to and plans to attend Yale Law School. Rebecca's interest in social justice began in Durham, North Carolina, her hometown.