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Meet the Commissioner

Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of Human Rights

Rebecca Lucero was appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on January 3, 2019 by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. 


Rebecca Lucero, 37, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but made Minnesota her home for more than a decade. She has extensive policy, legal, and nonprofit leadership experience, building coalitions and fostering meaningful, change-oriented relationships. Rebecca is currently the Public Policy Director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where she is responsible for advancing the Council’s public policy work, as well as developing and implementing inclusion and equity strategic framework. Previously, Rebecca served as a Policy and Advocacy Manager and Global Village Leader for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, Senior Community Representative for Representative Keith Ellison, and in the legal sector with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development and Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis. Rebecca serves as a board member for Gender Justice.

Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, with a focus in employment law.

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