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Tumposky grew up in the Roslindale section of Boston, and is a recent graduate of Boston Latin. In the fall, she will be attending Oberlin College, a small liberal arts school in Ohio, where she plans to get involved in political activism, community outreach, theatre, and possibly the campus newspaper.

During her senior year, Rebecca was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Argo, the Boston Latin School newspaper. Throughout the years she was a member of the Drama Club, the Gay/Straight Alliance, and Students Working for a New Community. Outside of school she took various art and photography classes and volunteered at the Samaritans of Boston, a suicide prevention and befriending hotline.

Having spent the last eight years of her life at Camp Chimney Corners in the Berkshires, Rebecca decided to spend this summer at home, and is very much enjoying her Ward Fellowship at Attorney General Tom Reilly’s office. She has been able to do a variety of interesting things while working in the Fair Labor and Business Practices Division. She has participated in immigrant outreaches, and listened in on the division’s hotline, which answers questions and gives referrals to people who want to know if their labor and wage rights have been violated. Over the course of the summer she will go to court hearings, assist lawyers with cases, and accompany inspectors and lawyers on investigations on child labor and non-payment of wage violations.