Rebecca York

Rebecca York

Community Engagement and Youth Leadership Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her/hers

rebecca.york@smyal.org

202.567.3165

Rebecca is the Community Engagement and Youth Leadership Coordinator for SMYAL. She works with SMYAL’s youth leaders and community partners to raise awareness of issues affecting LGBTQ youth through workshops, cultural competency trainings, and community outreach.

Rebecca is a recent graduate of Smith College where she majored in the Study of Women and Gender. During her time at Smith, she served as a student leader in the college’s housing system, advocated for safe spaces for students of color, and co-produced an oral history collection documenting the experiences of transnational adoptees on campus.

When she’s not planning youth workshops, Rebecca spends her time singing, making art, and teaching her dog new tricks.