As the National Center for Transgender Equality’s Community Storytelling Advocate, Rebecca Kling elevates the stories of transgender people and their allies. By working with a diverse range of spokespeople, she brings the wide range of transgender people’s lives and experiences into the policy advocacy and public education work of the transgender movement. Her position aims to familiarize policymakers and the public with the reality of trans people’s lives and to increase the social acceptance and equity of trans people, as well as support the passage of pro-transgender policies. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Rebecca was a lifelong Chicagoan. She studied performance studies and computer science at Northwestern University and worked as a touring educator and performance artist prior to joining the NCTE team. Rebecca was named in the inaugural Trans 100 list in 2013 and served as co-director for The Trans 100 in 2015.