Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships at CARE
Residence: Jersey City, NJ, USA
Education: MSc Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science; BA Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
“IGF really opened my eyes to the diversity of opinion and beliefs within Israeli government. It also forced me to question my own political beliefs and my own perspective. I went into IGF VERY lefty and liberal. I still am but I have more respect for people who are on the other side of the debate.”
Stephanie has over 7 years’ experience developing partnerships and mobilizing resources to address the world’s most persistent development and health challenges. Stephanie recently assumed the position of Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships at CARE. Based in New York, NY, Stephanie manages a diverse portfolio of foundation donors, with an emphasis on gender and women’s empowerment programming. Prior to taking up her current role, Stephanie managed the Global Health track at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation. In this role, Stephanie recruited, managed and convened non-governmental, private sector, public sector and multilateral organizations around pressing health challenges with a focus on maternal and child health and infectious disease. At CGI, Stephanie advised five CGI members to launch high-impact humanitarian projects worth over $10 million. Previously, Stephanie managed the Resource Mobilization Services at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, focusing on health, child protection, emergencies and water, sanitation and hygiene. In addition to her public sector experience, Stephanie has worked at Citibank, N.A. as an Assistant Vice President developing proposals for Citi’s commercial banking business.
Stephanie graduated with a Master’s of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Stephanie currently resides in Jersey City, NJ (which is the considered the Brooklyn of New Jersey) and enjoys hanging out with her brand new nephew, ruminating on whether international development is simply neo-imperialism, and drinking enough wine to dull the pain.