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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