Stephanie Hess

Stephanie Hess

Senior Program Officer
Africa, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Americas, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Serbia, Media, Technology, Civil Society

Stephanie is a senior program officer providing programmatic support to projects in the Information & Media and Communities & Governance practices. She currently backstops programs supporting independent media, media literacy training, and safe migration.

Since joining IREX in 2016, Stephanie's portfolio has included the Mozambique Media Strengthening Program and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded programs Beyond Access and Novateca - Global Libraries Moldova which aimed to modernize libraries and promote access to technology and information. Prior to joining IREX, Stephanie interned at Partners of the Americas where she worked on a grant initiative to promote and support study abroad in the Americas.

Stephanie holds a master of arts in Latin American and hemispheric studies from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and bachelor of arts degrees in international studies and geography from Miami University in Ohio.