Desiree Dickerson is a Blockchain and Digital Currency Fellow at Women for Women International (WfWI). She has evaluated the past digital money efforts by the organization and developed a roadmap for implementing Blockchain-based, cross-border money transfers to empower women in post-conflict areas through financial services.
She currently leads the project plan for developing physical Technology Hubs in Rwanda to bring WfWI program offerings and financial inclusion to women without mobile or other connected devices, while also creating a community for learning to use previously inaccessible financial technologies.
Prior to working with Women for Women International, Dickerson was a Technology Consultant at Strategic Cyber Ventures where she provided Blockchain and Cryptocurrency investment strategies to cybersecurity venture capital firm’s C-suite, of potential portfolio companies for pipeline development (people, process, Technology) and business strategy.
Additionally, Dickerson worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a Management Consultant. While there, she developed an assistive Google Glass application called MemJog; it is targeted for patients who suffer from memory loss disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, aimed at treating the entire spectrum of disease, focusing largely on patient engagement and empowerment. In addition, she worked with outside stakeholders to transition the app from augmented to virtual reality platforms.
Awards & Accomplishments
- Speaker at Moinworld Blockchain Event
- PRSA Bronze Anvil Commendation Winner for Emerging Health Technologies Google Glass, 2nd Place Winner
- Contributed to the white paper for WebRunes's Web3.0 ICO
Georgetown University, Master of Science (M.S.), Biophysics and Physiology
University of Chicago, Bachelors of Arts (B.A.), Biology major, Endocrinology specialization
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