Rebecca Feinglos is a grieving educator, advocate, and founder of Grieve Leave. Rebecca founded Grieve Leave in 2021, as a way to document her experience on a year-long grief sabbatical.
Rebecca started Grieve Leave as a way to process her own grief and loss— she lost her mother in her teens, her father in 2020, and her husband in a drawn-out divorce— but has since provided tangible learnings and resources, with a healthy dose of humor, creating an entire movement around taking intentional time to grieve. She shares her own grieving process and provides insightful commentary and advice with her community.
Before becoming a go-to resource on grieving, Rebecca's career spanned state and local government, as well as education. She served as the senior early childhood policy advisor for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the early childhood policy associate for the Chicago Mayor’s Office. Rebecca started her professional career in service as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Fort Worth, Texas through Teach For America. She is a graduate of Duke University and earned her master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago.
Rebecca is originally from Durham, North Carolina, where she currently resides with her two dogs, Daisy Duke and Ralphie.