Rachel is an ICT and Innovation specialist with the World Bank Group, where she works on using ICTs to build resilience, particularly in the contexts of fragility and conflict. Rachel explores how tech innovation, broadband connectivity, and end-user platforms and applications can be used as tools to accelerate economic development, citizen engagement, and transparency between governments, academia, the private sector, and grassroots communities.
Prior to coming to the World Bank, Rachel spent five years in India working on projects using ICTs and multi-stakeholder partnerships to support social inclusion and self-advocacy initiatives with communities recovering from sectarian violence and internal displacement. Rachel completed her Masters at Georgetown University’s Masters of Science in Foreign Service program, focusing on community resilience and post-conflict reconstruction, and completing an honors certificate in International Business. She has also worked with the Georgetown Institute of Women, Peace, and Security on project management and resource housing, and with the United States Department of State within the Bureau of Democracy, Human, Rights, and Labor’s Office of Global Programs.