Rahel M. Kroeker holds a Master of Arts in International Development Economics from Yale University (’15) and a joint BA/MA English, Political Science and Economics degree from University of Konstanz (’17). Growing up in Germany, while connected to a vibrant international Mennonite church community, which is active in social justice and peace work, has inspired her endeavor and passion to become an intercultural bridge builder. She has worked with refugees from the Middle East in Switzerland, volunteered as an English teacher in Tanzania and as an instructor in a program on peace, diversity and intercultural understanding in Afghanistan. As board member of the German development NGO Mennonitisches Hilfswerk e.V., she cooperated with Tanzanian project partners and co-founded a team which organizes workshops on sustainability and fair trade for German youth. Long-term she plans to work in public policy consulting within holistic, heterodox economic development and peacebuilding approaches in post-war environments.