Virginia State Organizer
Rebecca Wooden Keel, MSW has been living and working in the former capitol of the Confederacy, Richmond VA their entire life. Their work focuses on intersectional strategies to un-do harmful policies that impact the lives of the poor-working class, the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, people who use drugs, youth, communities of color, and folks with disabilities. Rebecca is a graduate of VCU’s Social Work, Psychology and Gender Sexuality and Women’s Studies programs. Wrapping up their academic career in 2016, Rebecca ran for the office of Richmond City Council, making them the youngest person and one of the first openly queer people in the city’s history to seek an elected position. Rebecca is nosy about local politics and has worked on a number of campaigns since. Rebecca loves dancing, disco, and weight lifting. They currently hold the title, undefeated Grits Wrestling Champion for their city.