Rachel Halsema

World Bank

Rachel Alexandra Halsema is an IT Officer at the World Bank Group (WBG) and member of the Information and Technology Solutions (ITS) Technology & Innovation Blockchain Lab. As part of the WBG Blockchain Lab, she focuses on blockchain as applied to cross-border payments, healthcare, and agriculture. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Russian Language and Literature and a Master’s degree in Information Systems Technology from the George Washington University. In 2009, she rode her bicycle 3,800+ miles across the United States and Canada to raise money and awareness for the cause of affordable housing.