Dr. Rebecca C. Lubot
Dr. Rebecca C. Lubot is a principal in The Raben Group’s Government Affairs practice area. She brings more than 15 years of experience at the international, federal, and state levels in education, energy, the environment, and several other issue areas. Working at the intersection of policy, politics, and legislation, Rebecca is skilled at strategizing, coalition-building, and garnering support from both sides of the aisle to drive policy and create opportunities for her clients.
Before joining Raben, Rebecca was a director at Porzio Governmental Affairs. She used her expertise to advance her client’s priorities in education, energy and renewables, gun violence prevention, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and other areas. Previously, Rebecca served as the chief education policy officer with the New Jersey Department of Education. She analyzed, developed, and executed policy to influence the external policy environment and public policy agenda. While there, she also managed relationships throughout the state legislature, the Governor’s office, the U.S. Congress, statewide education organizations, and with lobbyists and other stakeholders. Before that, Rebecca served as a project specialist to U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg. Her policy portfolio included issues such as education; energy and the environment; health, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals; historic preservation; and LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. She was previously the acting director for state affairs with the Drug Policy Alliance, where Rebecca managed strategy, program planning, and implementation for both the 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4). She oversaw state affairs employees, state offices, lobbyists at the state level throughout the country, and lobbied state legislators, governors, and other government officials on issues such as medical cannabis legalization. Rebecca also gained significant experience during her tenure as a director at the strategic and crisis communications firm CN Communications International, Inc., where she was responsible for the executive management of a nonprofit.
During her career, Rebecca taught for a decade in the Federated Department of History at Rutgers University-Newark and also taught American Government as part of a philanthropic venture for the Modern States Education Alliance. Rebecca began her career as a White House intern in the Domestic Policy Office of the Vice President, where she focused on policy and speechwriting. She continued her focus on politics, policy, and government in New Jersey, where she worked on two congressional campaigns and was a legislative aide to State Senator John Girgenti. Additionally, Rebecca has a strong track record of published work – having been featured in the Fordham Law Review, Politico Magazine, and Public Seminar and as a columnist in Insider NJ.
Rebecca earned her doctorate in U.S. history from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, a master’s of science degree in the theory and history of international relations from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University. She obtained an executive education certificate for completing the program “Climate Change and Energy: Policymaking for the Long Term” from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Rebecca is a visiting associate at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.