Lubot named director of Governor’s STEM Scholars program

Rebecca Lubot has been named director of the Governor’s STEM Scholars program, the Research & Development Council of New Jersey announced Thursday.

Established in 2013, the Governor’s STEM Scholars program is a public-private partnership among the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education, the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the members of the R&D Council of New Jersey.

Lubot also will serve as a director at CN Communications International, which oversees the STEM Scholars program under the direction of CN founder and Chairman Anthony Cicatiello.

Lubot, who earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Rutgers University, has an impressive background in government and policy positions. She began her career as a White House intern in the Domestic Policy Office of the Vice President Al Gore and served as a legislative aide and a policy adviser to former U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, among other positions.

“I am excited to bring my skill set to CN, a well-established firm, to work on a wide array of issues at the intersection of government, academia and industry,” she said in a release.

“I look forward to relationship-building for CN’s clients and growing the Governor’s STEM Scholars program by mentoring N.J.’s top STEM talent and introducing them to the opportunities available within N.J.’s vast STEM economy.”

Cicatiello said Lubot will be a huge asset to his team.

“Her extensive background in government affairs and academia will be beneficial to our client work, especially in strategic and crisis communications, public relations and association management,” he said.

Lubot earned a Master of Science in the theory and history of international relations from the London School of Economics, and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

She has taught in the Federated Department of History at Rutgers. She also recently video-taught a course as part of a philanthropic venture for the Modern States Education Alliance.

Lubot also has served on several boards, including the United Nations Association – United States of America, Northern New Jersey chapter. Her work has been published in the Fordham Law Review Journal and Politico Magazine.