Rebecca Balkin joined the Office of Work/Life in 2009. As the assistant director for the Office, Rebecca performs a variety of duties and is responsible for financial management and event and program support. She also manages the Breastfeeding Support Program and Backup Care Program. Before coming to Columbia, Rebecca spent three years working in the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Rebecca is an active member of the College and University Work Family Association (CUWFA), currently serving as Vice President.
Rebecca earned a M.S. in Non-Profit Management from Columbia University's School of Professional Studies and has a B.A. in Sociology from Tufts University. She also recently moved back to the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband and toddler age son, after living in Manhattan and Brooklyn for nine years. She is happily adjusting to life outside of the city by spending time gardening, hiking, and making many trips to the nearby zoo.