Stephanie Hess

Stephanie Hess

Program Officer
Africa, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Americas, Mozambique, Moldova, Sri Lanka, Media, Technology

Stephanie is a program officer for the Information and Media Practice where she provides programmatic support to projects in Europe & Eurasia and Asia. She currently backstops the Media Empowerment for a Democratic Sri Lanka program and provides coordination and editing support for the Media Sustainability Index.

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.