Rachel Korberg is an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation, where she leads the Foundation’s efforts to identify new, large-scale opportunities for impact. Her portfolio includes a global workshop series, big data and analytics work, and strategic advisory to the Foundation’s executive leaders. She has also managed early-stage research into the sharing economy, urban food insecurity, and economic exclusion in cities, as well as grant making on financial inclusion and economic recovery in the aftermath of Ebola in West Africa.
Korberg was previously vice president at the venture capital and investment advisory firm Serengeti Capital. Earlier, she served both as an aid worker and in strategy, monitoring, and evaluation roles in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia with Innovations for Poverty Action, ACTED, and National Democratic Institute (NDI). As a graduate student, she worked with USAID.
Korberg has executive training in innovation and human-centered design from Stanford University and is a trained facilitator, having designed and facilitated sessions in settings ranging from an executive retreat at the Bellagio Center in Italy to a gathering of social justice activists in rural North Carolina. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Yale University, where she was a research assistant to former World Bank President James Wolfensohn, and a BA with high honors from Tufts University.