Rebecca Stephens

Human Rights Education Capacity Building Program Manager

Rebecca Stephens is the Human Rights Education Capacity Building Program Manager for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a job that combines her passion for education and human rights. She has taught literature at the university level, in high school, and, most recently, in 7th grade in Johnson City, Tennessee. In addition to teaching, she co-edited Writing Appalachia: An Anthology, a collection that highlights diverse voices in Appalachia. She has designed curriculum for PBS NewsHour, the Miller Center, and Amnesty International. She has also led teacher trainings, workshops, and conference sessions about using writing and literature to help students develop a deeper understanding of human rights and to build their sense of agency and empathy. Rebecca received an MA in English from East Tennessee State University. She currently lives in the beautiful mountains of east Tennessee with her three daughters.