Rahel Dette is a junior consultant at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), where she advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In her work, she focuses on the impact of digitization on government services and aid efforts, as well as the challenges this brings along, including data protection, cyber security and digital security. From 2012 to 2015, Rahel was a research associate at GPPi, where she contributed to the project Secure Access in Volatile Environments as well as research on the uses of information communication technologies (ICT) for humanitarian action in conflict environments. Rahel has a background in political science and Middle East studies from Brown University. There, she worked as a research assistant to two professors, developing new courses on Middle East politics and history. She also organized multiple campus-wide lectures and dialogue and mediation projects, and coordinated the university's international orientation program. Originally from Berlin, she moved abroad starting in 2006, when she attended the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales.