Rebecca is a technical advisor within IREX’s New Business Development Unit, leading on the pursuit of funding from US government and other sources for IREX’s Leadership Practice and providing technical expertise in program design. She also works closely with IREX’s director of strategic partnerships to build up IREX’s non-US government partnership portfolio.
Rebecca has over ten years of experience in leadership programming and partnership development. While at IREX, she has contributed to the design of leadership programming in the Americas, IREX’s Leadership Approach, and the Impact Fellowships Summit, successfully securing support from a range of partner and funding sources.
Prior to joining IREX, Rebecca spent over 8 years at the British Council, where she managed partnership and programming development for a transatlantic next generation leadership program, mapped the further of the British Council’s global youth work as part of a strategic team, and designed and developed substantial funding partnerships in support of educational, leadership and civil society programming in Europe, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. She represented the organization at global convenings, led on the establishment of the Friends of the British Council, a non-profit organization in support of the British Council, and served on its inaugural board of directors. Prior to that, she spent four years at the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.
Rebecca holds an M.A. in Global Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. in International Studies from American University, where she studied abroad in the U.K.