emerging leaders council
The Right Brain Initiative Outreach Specialist
Regional Arts & Culture Council
411 NW Park Avenue, Suite 101
Portland, Oregon 97209
T (503) 823-2965
Rebecca Burrell is the Outreach Specialist for The Right Brain Initiative, the arts education partnership of the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) in Portland, Oregon. The first person to hold this position, Rebecca develops communications and community engagement programming for the Initiative, speaking throughout Portland on behalf of Right Brain, managing events, volunteers, social media and local partnerships. She is particularly proud of having built a successful parent advocacy program and a partnership with AIGA Portland, the professional association for design. Rebecca is dedicated to channeling the arts to transform cities. Prior to her role at RACC, Rebecca worked as the External Relations Specialist for the Museum of Contemporary Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. And before settling back in Portland—her hometown—she spent 6 years living in New York, New Mexico, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio working for an installation art museum, a design firm, a public radio station, a dance company and a rural middle school. Meanwhile, she earned a BA in Communications/Print Media from Antioch College. Rebecca is a very proud co-founder of the Portland Emerging Arts Leaders, a brand new edition to the Americans for the Arts Emerging Leaders Network. She is also a steering committee member for Rebooting Democracy, a Gen Y-focused summit of ideas and innovation in democracy, for which she is inserting the arts into the conversation. Rebecca is a contemporary dance fanatic, an excitable eater and a to-the-grave public library user.