Rebbecca Kaplan
Rebbecca Kaplan

Fun fact: I once hitchhiked my way around northern Chile. Now I find myself stewarding a Goizueta Foundation grant to increase Latino/Hispanic MBA enrollment at Goizueta Business School and teach in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. I lend  my strengths as a connector, educator, and Latin Americanist to these positions, each of which allows me to work across university departments–no hitchhiking required.

Connector: At Goizueta Business School, I collaborate with admissions, marketing, and program-development professionals to create targeted, culturally engaging strategies and partnerships that attract top Hispanic/Latino candidates to Goizueta’s five nationally ranked MBA programs.

Educator: My work with Goizueta Business School informs my teaching in Emory’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese, where I have developed a business Spanish course in which students explore Hispanic cultural norms, US-Latin American business and political relations, and the growing US Hispanic/Latino market. Members of the Goizueta and Atlanta business communities often serve as guest lecturers, and the course concludes by visiting a Hispanic-owned or serving business. I have also taught  Spanish-language classes and upper-division courses on Latin American culture, history, and literature.

Latin Americanist: I received my PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Kentucky, where I published and presented on cultural representations of the Southern Cone of South America’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. My areas of academic inquiry have since expanded to include intercultural communication and language for the professions pedagogy.

When I’m not writing about connecting, educating, and Latin America on this site, I can be found on Twitter at @RebbeccaKaplan. For a copy of my CV or resume, please write me at rebbecca.kaplan@emory.edu.