Rebecca Gudeman is Senior Director of Health at the National Center for Youth Law. Gudeman specializes in issues of health equity and access for youth, including adolescent consent, confidentiality and information sharing law. Prior to joining NCYL in 2001, Gudeman was a lecturer at the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City. She began her career with the Children’s Rights Project at Public Counsel in Los Angeles, where she created Public Counsel’s Teen Legal Clinic program. The program was one of the first school-based legal assistance programs in the country. In 1997, she was named the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Child Advocate of the Year. In 2016, she received the National Chapter Recognition award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard and a law degree from UCLA.