Stephanie Scholz joined InterAction as a Program Manager for Humanitarian Policy in December 2020.
In this capacity, she covers U.N.-NGO partnerships with the World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); NGO partnerships with the recently-formed Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) under USAID; and advocating for quality and flexible humanitarian financing. She is also InterAction’s focal point for the Grand Bargain and works to bring NGO perspectives to the forefront of those discussions.
Stephanie has worked in humanitarian response in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Yemen. Prior to joining InterAction, she was a Nutrition and Food Security Consortium Coordinator in Yemen, where she led the coordination of activities across several local and international partners in a large DFID-funded project. Stephanie’s professional background is in program management, grants and fundraising, and coordination.
Stephanie is from Charleston, South Carolina. She holds an M.Sc. in International Humanitarian Action from University College Dublin’s international NOHA program and two B.A.s from Appalachian State University in Global Studies & Development and French & Francophone Studies. Stephanie is fluent in French and working to improve her Arabic fluency. In her free time, she is either reading, practicing a new language, or planning her next international trip.