Rachel Korberg (Bergenfield) was an Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation where her work focused on economic opportunity in the United States. She previously led the Foundation’s research on self-employment and the gig economy and headed grant-making on financial inclusion and economic recovery in the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. She also served as the Foundation’s opportunity scout, collaborating with communities throughout the world to “scan” for breakthrough, big opportunities for impact.
Ms. Korberg comes from a career in global development and economic inclusion. She was previously Vice President at the venture capital and investment advisory firm Serengeti Capital where she founded and launched their social impact practice. Earlier, she worked with Innovations for Poverty Action, ACTED, and National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the U.S., Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central Asia. As a graduate student, she also worked with USAID.
Ms. Korberg has executive training in design thinking from Stanford University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs 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.