Urban-being, ex-future architect and firm believer of international cooperation, Stefanie's passion for cities has led her to live in 4 different continents. She has previously worked with the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in the Housing Branch at the headquarters of the UN Habitat in Nairobi (Kenya), in the International Relations Office of the XJTLU in Suzhou (China), among other international experiences. She takes particular interest in improving people's lives through spatial change at local level. This includes volunteer experiences with NGOs and other associations, like the construction of public furniture during the UTalca Taller de Obras in Talca (Chile), temporary wood installations in public spaces in Czopak (Hungary) and assistance with urban gardens in the Mathare slum in Nairobi. She is a proud dual citizen (Austrian and Brazilian) and currently finds herself back to her roots in Europe. She is based in Paris, where she first came to pursue her studies at the Urban School of Sciences Po and, after getting her diploma, started working within the Capitalisation and Communication Unit at the URBACT Joint Secretariat in 2018.