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Mills #ELGL Inspire Speaker: Rebecca Woodbury

Posted on April 15, 2019


Mills College

The #ELGLInspire is moving out west to California! ELGL is headed to Mills College on April 19, 2019! Learn more about our event speakers in these brief profiles, and connect with them on social media before and after the event!


Rebecca Woodbury

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Director of Digital Service and Open Government, City of San Rafael

Website | Linkedin | Twitter | ELGL Profile 


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)? 

Shredding documents and filing for a lawyer

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in? 

Mills College (for both!); Public Policy (both BA & MPP)

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today? 

Most of them. The one I think about almost daily is Gender & Public Policy.

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

“Work Hard & Be Nice to People”

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it? 

The User’s Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared? 

Don’t be afraid to reach out to people even if you don’t know them. Many doors have opened simply because I took a chance.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position). 

If I can’t remember you, you probably won’t get the job. The easiest way to be memorable (in a good way) is to authentically show what you’re most passionate about in your life.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

Shape the future! It’s meaningful and frightfully important work.

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