Rebecca Kinsella is very excited to have joined BDS’ Brooklyn Adolescent Representation Team in June of 2015.
Rebecca graduated from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2013 with a Master of Science in Social Work. It was during this time that Rebecca became passionate about working with individuals in the justice system. While in graduate school, Rebecca was an intern at the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center. At the Mental Health Project, she coordinated a community advocacy course for individuals with mental illness that provided education around advocacy strategies both on an individual and systems level. Following graduate school, Rebecca worked as a Social Worker with the Center for Court Innovation, providing adolescents in the criminal justice system with support and advocacy as they navigated Brooklyn criminal court.
Prior to graduate school, Rebecca worked as a Program Manager in digital advertising, coordinating projects for brands such as JP Morgan Chase. Rebecca holds a Bachelors in Journalism with an emphasis in Strategic Communications from the University of Missouri.
While a Texas native, Rebecca is proud to call New York home. She likes to spend her free time enjoying all the outdoor activities New York City has to offer.