Rebecca Robuck

Along with extensive Hill experience and policy research on child welfare issues, Rebecca M. Robuck brings creativity, critical thinking and a deep commitment to transforming service systems and the lives of children and families.

Following her graduation from Davidson College, Rebecca began her career as Legislative Assistant to Nashville Congressman, Jim Cooper (D-TN-5th District). During her three years on Capitol Hill, she handled a range of social welfare and other issues impacting children and families. In supporting Rep. Cooper’s innovative approach to child welfare, she developed deep relationships with the legislative, research and advocacy communities and was encouraged to think expansively about new strategies for child welfare reform by reaching out to the key constituents and stakeholders.

Building on her passion for change, Rebecca completed Masters degrees in both Public Administration and Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time in graduate school, she worked with The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research, where she helped build systems to ensure that children in the Philadelphia child welfare system receive appropriate physical and mental health services. Rebecca also worked directly with at-risk children and families as a case manager at Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a social services agency in Philadelphia. She also wrote for the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal, highlighting significant social innovations in the Philadelphia region.

Rebecca lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, John, and their puppy, Ash. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 202.417.1001.