Emily Hruban joined the Bertelsmann Foundation in December 2015 as a project manager for transatlantic relations. Her focus is German-American relations.
At the Bertelsmann Foundation, Emily manages Newpolitik. The project aims to elucidate German foreign and domestic policy decisions for an American and European audience, addressing topics from the press to political polarization.
In 2012, Emily moved to Germany through a professional development fellowship from the U.S. Congress and the German Bundestag. Her fellowship enabled her to take classes in Mainz and complete an internship at BASF, a German chemical company.
Following the fellowship, Emily pursued a master’s degree in transcultural studies from Heidelberg University, where she researched war crimes trials following the Second World War. She also worked at SAP, a German software company.
Emily holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, where she majored in anthropology and minored in German.