Rebecca Saroyan grew up in the Marina District of San Francisco and attended The Hamlin School. She graduated from S.F. University High School and received her B.A. from UCLA. After a short career in the California Governor’s Office, Rebecca attended law school and earned her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law.
Public service is important to Rebecca as she has a strong desire to help others and our community at large. Currently, she serves as Assistant Regional Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration, and advises the agency on energy and sustainability issues, ethics, real estate and leasing, the Freedom of Information Act, and federal contracting. Previously, Rebecca worked for LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, and then as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco advising the City on contracts, health care, and environmental issues. After the City Attorney’s Office, she joined a litigation firm and began teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Hastings. Rebecca taught a course on drafting contracts to third-year law students for seven years and still moonlights on occasion.
Rebecca loves to volunteer, serving most recently on the Hamlin Alumni Board for seven years. She has also been fortunate to hold leadership positions in other organizations including: Co-Chair of Holiday Heroes for the Wender Weis Foundation for Children, Co-Chair of Symphony Supper and Symphonix Opening Night Galas for the San Francisco Symphony, the University High School Alumni Council, and the Board of Directors of the Junior League of San Francisco. Rebecca’s volunteer career was inspired by her parents Marie and Jack Saroyan.
Rebecca lives in the Marina with her husband Elliott Robbins and her amazing daughter Vanessa (Hamlin ‘24), all of whom love to travel and try new restaurants.