Rebekah Staggs Wright was born in Bryan, Texas. She spent her formative years in Texas, Massachusetts and New Mexico.
Rebekah attended Baylor University, where she served as President of the Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. She studied Spanish in Madrid, Spain, and went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, with minors in chemistry and medical humanities. A student in the honors program at Baylor, Rebekah made the Dean’s List, and was invited to represent her school at the first National Undergraduate Bioethics Symposium at Princeton University.
Although she intended to enter medical school after college, Rebekah had a change of heart and decided to study law at the University of Houston Law Center, where she was Associate Editor of the Houston Journal of Health Care and Policy. During her years at UH, she clerked for the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Office in Heidelberg, Germany, then worked as a health law analyst with an international firm based in Houston. At the completion of law school, Rebekah was appointed a United States Presidential Management Fellow.
She elected to spend her fellowship in Albuquerque, New Mexico, working with the Department of Agriculture, the Forest Service, and the Department of Justice. Following the fellowship, Rebekah was licensed to practice law in New Mexico. She continued her work with the federal government for several years before entering the private sector, where she has specialized in advocacy for victims of corporate and individual negligence.
Rebekah serves on the board of a local nonprofit organization. In her free time, Rebekah stays active and is always trying to improve her photography skills. She and her two children have traveled throughout the United States, Western Europe, and Mexico.