Originally from Bavaria, Stephanie lives in Berlin long enough to consider herself a native. She studied Social Work (Sozialpädagogik) focussing on adult pedagogics and conflict resolution. Developing a taste for the world during an internship in Australia and a job with an NGO in Germany and Jordan, she dove into an internship with the Forum Civil Peace Service organizing the international conference of European peace networks EN.CPS. She met with a network of great people and was asked to join the Nonviolent Peaceforce – in their basic training she first got to know the craft of Simulation Games.
After three years with them in Sri Lanka Stephanie moved on to work with other NGOs like ACTED, Malteser International and UN OCHA in the fields of human and children’s rights and humanitarian aid in countries such as Pakistan, South Sudan, Kenya and Somalia. Her main personal interest whilst working was Children’s Rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation as well as Civil-Military-Coordination.
When moving back to Berlin Stephanie managed an office for an NGO designing open source software for journalism. She then got back in touch with her social worker’s roots in a project aimed at the integration of young adult refugees into work in an area of one of the Chambers of Trade. Deciding there needs to be more peace and conflict resolution again in her life she is now with CRISP in the capacity of Project Coordinator. Stephanie is also a Systemic Coach and MBSR practitioner.
Conflict resolution, Reconciliation, Human rights, Civil-military cooperation
German (mother tongue), English (like mother tongue), French (basic), Serbian (basic)