Rebecca Williams


Rebecca Williams (she/her) is a researcher, writer, and artist with expertise in data and technology policy. She is currently the Data Governance Program Manager for the ACLU. She has worked at all jurisdiction levels, inside and outside of government, as a civil servant, consultant, and advocate at Harvard, the Sunlight Foundation, the White House, and more. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. from Western New England Law School. She has won numerous legal tech awards, including American Bar Association's first 10 Women to Watch in Legal Tech. For a full resume, reach out.

Rebecca was raised by a psychologist and tax attorney in the struggling city of Springfield, MA and learned early on the importance of backstories and loopholes and how to analyze power dynamics. Committed to continuous learning with others, in her free time she has hosted community groups to discuss issues betwixt civics and technology with Civic Tech Book Club and DC Legal Hackers. She wants to ask you about the latest thing you enjoyed to better understand you, the world, and herself. She believes art and humor are two ways to obliquely tackle that which is too hard to face head on. She currently resides in Brooklyn with her dog, Hannah Arendt.