In the 20th Century, we preserved the land. In the 21st, let’s restore it.

Rebeccah Sanders

People Committee Co-chair

Rebeccah Sanders is the Vice President and Executive Director of Audubon Chicago Region, a regional office of the National Audubon Society.  She is inspired by Audubon’s commitment to building smart conservation solutions that work for birds, nature, and communities. Prior to joining Audubon, she served as the first executive director of the Chicago Cultural Alliance, a consortium of diverse ethnic museums and centers. There Rebeccah worked to integrate the organization and the voices of the communities it serves into Chicago’s cultural and civic landscape. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Israel in 1998 and a Chicago Community Trust Emerging Leader Fellowship in 2012. She currently serves on several advisory councils for the City of Chicago, the Cultural Tourism Commission for Choose Chicago, and as a board member of the Chinatown Museum Foundation. Rebeccah holds dual undergraduate degrees in anthropology and environmental science from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s from the University of Georgia in anthropology.