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Executive Director | National Employment Law Project
Rebecca Dixon is executive director of the National Employment Law Project (NELP). NELP is a respected leader in federal workers’ rights advocacy and the go-to resource for state and local worker movements, providing unmatched policy, legal, and technical assistance. As executive director, Ms. Dixon leads NELP’s work to build and contribute to a strong workers’ rights movement that dismantles structural racism, eliminates economic inequality, and builds worker power. Her motivation for advancing workers’ rights and commitment to economic justice is deeply rooted in her lived experience growing up in rural Mississippi at the intersection of race, class and gender. Ms. Dixon previously served as a New York State executive fellow in the Office of the Governor where she worked on labor and civil rights policy. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English from Duke University and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law.