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Rebekah Plotkin

Rebekah Plotkin


Director, Professional and Custom Education 

Rebekah Plotkin joined University College as the Director of Professional and Custom Education in early 2021. Rebekah is responsible for professional education programming such as Courses at Tufts, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), custom programming, as well as developing new programming for adult learners across Tufts University. Rebekah joined Tufts University in 2017 as the Associate Director at the Gordon Institute and in that role, managed and developed graduate degree programs for working professionals and aspiring leaders in STEM fields.

Before joining Tufts, Rebekah spent 10+ years in international development, focused on economic development.  She was a Vice President at Grassroots Business Fund, an impact investment fund focused on supporting high growth businesses through access to capital and management training. At Grassroots, Rebekah led operations, including a global expansion, donor-backed capacity development programming for portfolio companies, and strategic initiatives. Rebekah earned an M.B.A from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in International Studies from American University.

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