Stephanie Pragastis began at Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation in December 2020 and is excited to fill the position of Research and Business Development Intern. Originally from Sydney, Australia, she made the move to Malmö, Sweden in 2019 to undertake her master’s studies and change her career path. With a professional background in international education and a recently completed Master of Leadership and Organisation for Sustainability from Malmö University, she brings a strong foundation in research, business and communication to the role, with extensive experience working across different cultures and languages. Her studies helped her to comprehend the macro and systemic nature of our society’s most pressing challenges and provided inspiration to seek a role in which she can tackle the complexity of these head-on, using her strong problem-solving skills and creativity to generate positive impact.
Stephanie is a dedicated advocate for the rights of refugees and displaced persons and has been involved in several voluntary projects in her home country in relation to Australia’s mandatory and illegal detention of asylum seekers, including advocacy work and education projects to raise community consciousness. She is passionate about the importance of restoring dignity to refugees and displaced peoples and sincerely believes in the foundation’s vision to provide a reason to hope. She speaks English and French. In her spare time, she enjoys beekeeping, climbing mountains, cooking plant-based goodies and travelling (when there isn’t a global pandemic!).