Rebecca advances the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund’s efforts on the field of Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE) which is a nascent field of study that examines the systemic gaps in global healthcare systems that limits access, to affordable, safe and high quality healthcare in resource constrained settings. The goal of GHE is to empower individuals to apply Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ETA) to this problems both as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Prior to joining the Lewis Institute, she worked at MIT Sloan Executive Education.
Inspired by her experiences as a Haitian-American raised in both the US and Haiti, Rebecca founded a nonprofit organization, CHES, in 2008. Through her organization, she educates, mentors and funds entrepreneurs in rural areas of Haiti. To date, CHES has trained over 100 entrepreneurs of whom over 50% are women. CHES has also financed a women owned start-up that created five livable wage jobs in 2013. In summer 2017, CHES will be working 50 women who lost their livelihoods from the October 2016 Hurricane Matthew.
Rebecca is currently completing her MBA in Babson’s evening MBA program in Spring 2017 which she began in Fall 2013. Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree at Bentley College in Management.