Stephanie Alberding studied Medieval and Modern History, Drama, Film, and Television Studies as well as German Philology at the University of Cologne. She also spent one semester studying East and Central European Studies in Prague. She completed her studies with a master's degree and a thesis on Christian symbols and the political death cult in National Socialism. Before joining ZOiS as Communications Coordinator in February 2017, she was involved in the establishment of a foundation for the Potsdam Chamber of Industry and Commerce and worked as a trainee and assistant in the press department of the Jewish Museum Berlin. Alongside that, she completed an executive master’s programme in Non-Profit Management and Governance. Her thesis looked at the role of civil society organisations in commemorative projects.