Stephanie Walstrom

Stephanie Walstrom
Stephanie works on ONE's Global Marketing Team and manages the ONE store. Prior to ONE, she worked as a grant writer and development consultant for a wide range of nonprofits. She has a degree in International Affairs from Marquette University.

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Interview: Helene Cooper gives Western media a ‘C+’ on Ebola coverage

Interview: Helene Cooper gives Western media a ‘C+’ on Ebola coverage

This post is part of ONE’s “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series. Helene Cooper is bringing a unique and important voice to coverage of the Ebola crisis. The Liberian-born American journalist recently returned to the US from a 2-week trip to Liberia to cover Ebola for The New York Times. While there, C......
3 Reasons why children’s books about Africa matter

3 Reasons why children’s books about Africa matter

Today is Universal Children’s Day! In honor of kids everywhere, we’re celebrating the winners of the Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA). This award recognizes authors and illustrators who create accurate, quality children’s books that counter stereotypical depictions of Africa. When Ifeoma Onye......
The 2014 ONE Holiday Gift Guide

The 2014 ONE Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has arrived! Get more out of your holiday shopping this season – buy gifts that make a positive impact in the developing world. Here’s a hand-picked list of 12 socially conscious products and ONE merchandise that we LOVE:  1. Haiti Christmas Stocking- Celebrate the season and decorate you......
Interview: Nick Kristof explains the struggles of writing about Africa

Interview: Nick Kristof explains the struggles of writing about Africa

This post is part of ONE’s “Reporter Perspectives: Covering Africa” blog series. This month, we sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof to discuss how he approaches writing about Africa.  “What connects people to issues is individual stories.” Nicholas Kristof, sitting across from me in......
We taste-tested 12 fair trade chocolate bars. Here’s our 3 favorites.

We taste-tested 12 fair trade chocolate bars. Here’s our 3 favorites.

Photos and styling by Jordan Elton and Nicole Ouellette In honor of Fair Trade Month and Halloween, ONE staffers taste-tested some of the best fair and direct trade chocolate on the market to find our absolute favorite.  To find the winners, we created a bracket, got some serious foodies in the ONE office to judge in the&h......
A week with ONE, and a promise kept

A week with ONE, and a promise kept

“You’ll experience DC like you never have before.” This—the trip of a lifetime—was ONE’s promise to volunteers in July when we kicked off the Power Project contest. Our volunteers responded to the contest with gusto, sending more than 44,000 messages to Congress this summer in support of the Energize Africa Act.......
Meet the winners of ONE’s #PowerProject!

Meet the winners of ONE’s #PowerProject!

This week, ONE flew 13 of our most dedicated volunteers to DC to thank them for their hard work on the Power Project. These committed volunteers were part of a campaign that delivered more than 44,000 messages to the Senate this summer in support of the Energize Africa Act, a bill that will bring electricity to more than......
Gladys’ story: Why my success has a ripple effect on others

Gladys’ story: Why my success has a ripple effect on others

Proof that socially conscious companies are making a real impact Meet Gladys Sala Petey, president of the Christian Mothers Association Shea Butter Cooperative in Damongo, Ghana. She works with Shea Yeleen International, a social enterprise that trains women-owned cooperatives to produce, market and sell shea butter. In a......
The Ebola outbreak in six videos

The Ebola outbreak in six videos

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history continues to spread through West Africa, it’s important to stay in-the-know. We’ve collected several videos from around the web that provide reliable information and share personal stories of those impacted by the Ebola virus. A quick Ebola overview (BBC) Doctors Without Borders on t......
Emails from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak

Emails from the front lines of the Ebola outbreak

“If you don’t get me on that plane soon I’m going to think my way out of this.” This was Dr. William Fischer II’s response when asked to join a Doctors Without Borders team working in Guinea to contain the Ebola virus. Fischer, an associate program director at the University of North Carolina’s Department of&helli......
How to talk about Africa in the 21st century

How to talk about Africa in the 21st century

Africa is changing rapidly, but the world’s perception of it isn’t quite keeping pace. On the first day of the historic Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., the Brookings Institute brought together voices from business, government, civil society and the media for an important discussion on Africa’s image in the 21......
3 Fun social actions for US-Africa Leaders Summit

3 Fun social actions for US-Africa Leaders Summit

The first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit kicks off next week, and we couldn’t be more excited! Bringing together more than 45 African heads of state, the Summit will focus on “Investing in the Next Generation.” We love what some of our partners are doing to mark the occasion—check out their cool ideas to see how&......
10 Ways breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

10 Ways breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

Mark it on your calendar: World Breastfeeding Week starts this Friday! Hailed by UNICEF as nature’s “safety net,” exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty—some of......