Rebecca Hammen was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where she earned her B.A. in Foreign Affairs at the University of Arizona. Shortly after finishing her studies, she began to volunteer for the Immigration Workers’ Rights Clinic, as well as closely work on a gender-based asylum case, alongside a pro bono attorney. She has made advocacy for Human Rights, and the creation of a more just and humane way of processing people in immigration proceedings, the pursuit of her career. She is passionate about food, the environment, local grassroots organizations, international and immigration law, politics, and global policy concerns. As a Legal Assistant with the Florence Project, Rebecca looks forward to advocating for policy change, while offering much needed support to the immigrant and refugee community. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dog, reading, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and doing yoga.