Rebecca Zapata

Executive Director at The Skyway Coalition

Rebecca Zapata (she/her) is a BIPOC woman, born, raised, and lived in South Seattle most of her life. Her lifelong passion for advocacy grew from her experiences in the foster care system during adolescence. She later served as a court-appointed special advocate, supporting youth with similar challenges, which cemented her desire to help empower those most impacted, yet furthest from power.

Rebecca brings a wealth of connections and lived experiences related to Skyway’s immediate threat of displacement and gentrification. She informs and guides engagements across many communities to help ensure community voices are prioritized and centered.

After living in Skyway for over ten years, being an active volunteer, and taking on work that centers her community, she was hired as the Skyway Coalition Director. She earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and is honored to continue serving her community in this capacity.


Design in Kinship

Tuesday, June 25
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM