Rebec­ca Hellmich is a com­mu­ni­ca­tions and advo­ca­cy fel­low at Fair­Vote. She grad­u­at­ed from Itha­ca Col­lege in May 2014 with a B.A. in jour­nal­ism. In sum­mer 2013, Rebec­ca interned with the media crit­i­cism orga­ni­za­tion, Fair­ness and Accu­ra­cy in Report­ing, where she wrote sev­er­al blog posts as well as an arti­cle about the day jobs of news pun­dits for the mag­a­zine Extra!.

Rebecca also served as an intern for New York State Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and an Ossining Youth Court volunteer during her senior year of high school in Ossining, NY. She hopes that her work at FairVote will empower those whose perspectives are often marginalized in the mainstream media and politics.

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