Senior Vice President, Scholars Program
Rebeca Lamadrid currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Scholars Program, leveraging her experience in talent development and technology to advance the mission of NobleReach Foundation.
Previously, Rebeca was appointed by the Biden Administration and served as the Executive Director of the Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program. During her tenure at PIF, Rebeca achieved expansion of the program’s capacity and formulated a support infrastructure for fellowship programs at the Technology Transformation Services (TTS). She played a pivotal role in leading talent acquisition for the fellows and nurtured relationships with federal partners, strategically aligning projects and initiatives with President Biden’s Management Agenda. The PIF program has been a hub for top talent from the private sector, matched with government leaders to navigate and resolve critical challenges in engineering, cloud infrastructure, data science and analytics, product management, customer experience and design and digital strategy
With a career spanning over two decades in the private and non-profit sectors, Rebeca initiated her journey during GE’s digital transformation in Monterrey, Mexico. She delved into entrepreneurship with her own startup and, subsequently, relocated to the United States, establishing a track record at The Washington Center, a DC-based non-profit. As an executive there, Rebeca led the organization’s digital transformation, developed high-performing teams, optimized processes, and enhanced partnerships to foster academic and professional success.
Rebeca holds a B.S. in Industrial Design from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) in Mexico and a Master of Arts in Design from York University. Rebeca Lamadrid currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland.