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 Legal Director for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, where she leads a team of attorneys working to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church. She has coordinated, advised, and provided litigation support for over 50 cases at FFRF, serving as lead or co-counsel in approximately 15 of those cases. Rebecca also oversees the filing and drafting of amicus briefs submitted in federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining FFRF, she worked for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold both in his legislative office in Washington, D.C., and in his 2004 campaign office.
Rebecca attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her B.A. in political science, international relations and German in 1998. Rebecca attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, and received her Juris Doctor in 2008.
She currently serves as a board member for the Civil Rights and Liberties section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She’s also the board secretary for Pregnancy After Loss Support and is a monthly contributor to PALS’ online magazine. Rebecca is also the past president of the Legal Association for Women in Madison, Wisconsin.
You can follow her on Twitter @rsmarkert