Rebecca Bell Meszaros

Rebecca Bell Meszaros

Associate Vice President, Education
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa, Education, Leadership

Rebecca is Associate Vice President of the Education Practice, where she leads a portfolio of global secondary and higher education programs that are advancing positive change on campuses and classrooms around the world and in the United States.

Rebecca joined IREX in 1995 and has been designing and leading international education and development programs for over 20 years. Previously as Director of the Education Programs Division, she provided administrative, financial, and programmatic oversight to an $80 million portfolio of international programs and 80 staff worldwide. During her tenure, IREX's education work grew annually and included public and privately supported programs that improved secondary education, strengthened global higher education institutions, and promoted leadership development for youth and public- and private-sector professionals.

She spent a year studying and working in Moscow and Budapest. She received her BA from American University in international studies with a concentration in peace and conflict resolution. She also has a Specialization Certificate in Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations from the State University of New York. Rebecca is a board member of the Alliance for International Exchange, an association of 90 NGOs that gives a public policy voice to the international education community.