What I do

Willkommen. I am a German-American journalist, strategist and innovative storyteller with 25+ years of experience in international media and higher education. My work is positioned at the intersections of science, technology, health, migration, education, culture and trauma. I engage diverse communities on these subjects through storytelling, talks, events, consulting, and leadership.

As Director of Content and Strategy at the Harvard Global Health Institute, I drive and execute HGHI’s vision through the delivery of new programs and symposia, strategies, and initiatives to advance the Institute‚Äôs academic, research, and policy agenda. Leading an integrated team, I also oversee the design and execution of innovative approaches to engage audiences in critical conversations about global health.

Throughout my career, I have worked as a foreign correspondent, feature writer, editor, photographer, newsroom leader and occasional hiking tour guide on three continents. My stories have been published in TIME, The Boston Globe, Geo, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine, and many other publications. A 2001 Nieman Foundation for Journalism Fellow, I am also a senior advisor to the Trust for Trauma Journalism and a board member at RiffReporter. On Twitter, you can find me @Stefanie2000