Rachel Korberg (Bergenfield) is a senior associate at The Rockefeller Foundation where she identifies and assesses new opportunities for impact, particularly around economic inclusion, the future of work, and the challenges facing cities. She also leads the horizon scanning portfolio, which serves as the Foundation’s “ideas pipeline” for new work.
Rachel was previously Vice President for Social Impact at the venture capital and investment advisory firm Serengeti Capital, working in Ghana and Ethiopia. Earlier, she served both as an aid worker and in strategy and evaluation roles throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Tajikistan, and India with Innovations for Poverty Action, ACTED, National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR). As a graduate student, she also worked with USAID.
Rachel has executive training in innovation and human-centered design from Stanford University and is a trained facilitator, having designed and facilitated workshops in settings ranging from an executive retreat at the Bellagio Conference Center to a gathering of social justice activists. 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 in International Relations from Tufts University.