Stephanie was born in Germany but started travelling the world from a very early age on. After some time in the US, Nepal, and the Netherlands, she moved to Kenya in 2012.
Over the years, Stephanie became passionate about health and inclusive health care.
Following some time as a physiotherapist, she started talking about sex for a living. At RNW Media's Love Matters, she played an essential role in setting up online platforms for young people to discuss topics around sex, love and relationships without shame and from a pleasure-embracing perspective. While working in this area, she discovered her love for data and translating data into stories.
After reaching millions of young people over the years, Stephanie was ready for a new challenge and joined Amani Institute in October 2019 as Monitoring & Evaluation Manager. She is now Global Program Director.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy, a Master's in Public Health and a PhD in Public Health and Family Medicine from the University of Cape Town. Her research focussed on marginalized people, improving health access and provider attitudes. She is also an Amani Institute Fellow, since she joined the Social Innovation Management program in Kenya, in 2015 (class 4).
Stephanie loves traveling, camping and cooking. She is teaching herself how to play the ukulele, loves true crime comedy podcasts and is a decent shot with her bow and arrows.