Rebecca Zylberman

Rebecca Zylberman

Deputy Director, Strategic Partnerships
Americas, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Africa, Civil Society, Education, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Leadership, Youth

Rebecca is the deputy director of IREX's Strategic Partnerships Unit where she is focused on catalyzing impact and innovation across IREX and building IREX's resilience by prospecting for, cultivating, and stewarding partnerships with foundations, corporations and civil society organizations to advance the organization's mission of a more just, prosperous and inclusive world.  

With close to 20 years of professional experience in international relations, Rebecca has spent her career working to expand the impact of organizations that enable people to create change in their own communities and collaborate across borders.  

Prior to her current role, Rebecca served as senior technical advisor within IREX's New Business Development Unit, leading on the pursuit of funding from U.S. government and other sources for IREX's Leadership Practice and providing technical expertise in program design. While at IREX, she has contributed to the design of leadership programming for emerging civil society leaders as well as entrepreneurs across the Americas, IREX's Leadership Approach, the Impact Fellowships Summit, and collaborative research examining the positive social impact of fellowship program alumni at all levels of society and the role of networks in the process. 

Before joining IREX, Rebecca spent over 8 years at the British Council in successive roles supporting the organization's work in leadership, civil society and education in Europe, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Rebecca holds an MA in global policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a BA in international studies from American University.