Moving the Chain Spotlight #35: Desiree Dickerson

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency

Profile

Desiree Dickerson’s degree and background focuses in science and research. She majored in Biology, and then Biophysics and Physiology. This scientific background has given her a hand up in driving “change trough data analytics, strategic planning, and process improvement.”

Washington, DC’s, Desiree Dickerson is an individual who is now working to utilize blockchain technology to make the world a better place for women.

As a blockchain and digital currency fellow at Women for Women International, Dickerson is working tirelessly to find ways to use this relatively new technology to empower females in post-conflict, marginalized countries.

She is also a writer who is best known for her work with 21 Cryptos – a magazine for bitcoin traders that offers advice and cryptocurrency news.

She’s also worked in various companies consulting for information technology and cybersecurity, including a couple that involve Veterans Affairs.

Dickerson not only uses her blockchain knowledge to make a living, she also uses it to assist those in need. Thus, she is helping “move the chain” in a very positive direction.

Quotable

“’Blockchain is an immutable, decentralized, public ledger of cryptographic transactions that record the transfer of value.’ Because this definition is clearly incomplete and on the verge on incomprehensible, I recommend exploring as many definitions and descriptions of blockchain as possible. Muscle memory and repetition are powerful tools, and every description of blockchain will offer a new perspective and open another avenue for understanding this powerful technology.”

Fun Fact

During her time at the University of Chicago, Desiree Dickerson was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Kappa Alpha Theta is a social sorority that was founded back in 1870. It has over 145 chapters in the US and Canada.


Check out other people making big waves in helping progress these incredible technologies in our series Moving the Chain, and for more awesome articles by Jacques Martin, check ’em out here

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