Rebecca Iwerks

Director, Global LEJ Initiative, New York City

As the Director of Global Land and Environmental Justice Initiative at Namati, Rebecca supports land and environmental justice warriors find new ways to scale and sustain the impact of their work.

Before joining Namati, Rebecca fostered movements for change and capacity development on access to justice issues ranging from natural resource revenue management to land tenure. Rebecca also has roots advocating for gender justice, drawing from experience directly representing survivors of trafficking and gender-based violence in New York. Her career began working alongside the Burmese democracy movement in Thailand and India. Rebecca earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University and a B.S. in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts. She has three children who she tries to convince to enjoy recipes that she collects from her travels.