Stephanie is an American who has been living overseas for the majority of the past 15 years. She lived in Asia from 2003 to 2019, with a few breaks for two stints at graduate school in the U.S. In Asia, she lived in places like Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan and China. She has been in Berlin, Germany since January 2020.
Most of Steph's projects started after leaving a PhD program in the U.S. in late 2016. The program was excellent but it was not leading to the creative or research path she wanted long term. After returning to China in January 2017, she needed a space to create, share and think: thus these podcasts (and their accompanying YouTube channels) were born. All of the projects revolve around questions that Stephanie is trying to answer.
The podcasts have changed and grown a lot since the first one in April 2017 and she imagines that they will continue to do so going forward. What doesn't change is a desire to share language and culture and quite often, where they intersect.
Steph is very open to collaborations, questions and suggestions.
In addition to the Geopats Podcast, she is also Co-Host of the Creatively Complicated Podcast with Summer Rylander. They are digging into their own messy creative process weekly.
Steph welcomes feedback, interview volunteers and of course, questions.