Stephanie Hanson is the director of policy and outreach at One Acre Fund. She joined the organization in 2009 and started its government relations and policy work. She currently manages One Acre Fund’s government relations team in East Africa, which focuses on collaborating with local and national government to improve the agriculture policy environment for smallholder farmers. She also leads One Acre Fund’s policy and advocacy work in the United States.
From 2006 to 2009, she covered economic and political development in Africa and Latin America for CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2008, she won a News and Documentary Emmy for Crisis Guide: Darfur, an interactive media guide that explores the history and context of the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, The National, and on the websites of the New York Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post, and the Harvard Business Review.
She has spoken at conferences such as the World Food Prize symposium and the Global Microcredit Summit. She serves on the advisory group for Food Tank, a food think tank that aims to bridge domestic and global food issues.