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Rebecca Markert

Rebecca Markert

Rebecca Markert is one of the creators and driving forces behind We Dissent. She can be heard co-hosting starting with the very first episode. She serves as the Vice President Legal Director for Americans United for Separation of Church & State (AU), where she leads a team of attorneys working to protect the constitutional principle of separation between church and state. Prior to joining AU, Rebecca was the Legal Director at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), where she built the in-house legal department and led its team of attorneys for 15 years. Over the course of her legal career, Rebecca has overseen over 80 First Amendment cases, and coordinated and drafted amicus briefs in federal appellate courts across the country including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rebecca also worked for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold both in his legislative office in Washington, D.C., and in his campaign office in Middleton, WI.

Rebecca received her B.A. in political science, international relations, and German from the University of Wisconsin in 1998. She received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2008.

She currently serves as a program chair for the Madison Lawyers’ Chapter of the American Constitution Society. She is also the board secretary of Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) and a contributing writer to PALS’ online magazine. She formerly served as the president for the Legal Association for Women in Madison, Wis.

You can follow her on X/Twitter @rsmarkert