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Rebecca Woodworth Brodie's road to success was not always easy and was paved with many challenges. Raising a daughter as a single parent and initially discouraged by a financial aid officer from a four year institution, Brodie persevered and earned an associate's degree from MassBay.
For Brodie, becoming a lawyer was less about making money and more about speaking up for others. It was while teaching English as a Second Language through the Red Cross that she saw how her students were being exploited. In 2004, Rebecca graduated from Suffolk University so that she could use her law degree to advocate for the voiceless, and currently works as a legal aid attorney with the Massachusetts Justice Project in Worcester.