Rachel Balmer studied international affairs at the Hertie School with a specialisation in finance and trade. Alongside her studies, she worked with the partnerships team at Apolitical, a mission-led GovTech start-up. During her Bachelor of Arts in Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge, she lived and studied in Spain and Russia. She also worked with initiatives encouraging wider access to higher education and built up experience campaigning for local political causes. In addition, she has a keen interest in gender issues. At the Hertie School, she applied her interest in public health and gender and founded a student-led menstrual health initiative which aims to raise awareness of the social, economic and political aspects of menstruation.
Master’s thesis title
Health creation or wealth creation? Assessing the legitimacy of corporate commitments to improve nutrition worldwide