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, a project that aims to elucidate German foreign and domestic policy decisions for an American and European audience. She is currently working on a project that explains the priorities and concerns of U.S. citizens across the country.

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. She speaks German fluently.