Rebecca Patterson, Treasurer
Becca is originally from the suburbs of Chicago (go Cubs!), but has lived in Alaska since 2011. She initially settled in Juneau where she fell in love with the seaplanes landing in the channel, the mountains, the people, and the bears that roamed downtown. She later moved to Anchorage and decided to make Alaska a permanent home.
Becca joined the firm of Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Miller & Munson in 2013. She works in all areas of the firm’s practice, focusing principally on self-determination and self-governance issues and litigation on behalf of tribes and tribal organizations here in Alaska and in the Lower 48.
Before joining the firm, Becca clerked for Chief Justice Walter L. Carpeneti (Ret.) of the Alaska Supreme Court and Judge Sharon L. Gleason of the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. Becca graduated from Harvard Law School in 2011, where she served as Assistant Managing Editor for the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and participated in several public interest programs that assisted criminal defendants. Before law school, Becca worked as part of the immigration practice at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. Becca received her B.A. summa cum laude with majors in Psychology, Educational Studies and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007.
Since moving to Alaska, Becca has volunteered as a coach with Girls on the Run, served as a teacher for Anchorage Youth Court, and helped organize the Race Judicata event on behalf of the Young Lawyers Section. Becca is a dedicated year-round bike commuter, and can often be found running, skiing, hiking, or biking on area trails.