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Lily Cichanowicz
Writer & Editor


Phone: +49 (0) 178- 2011679




Freie Universität
MA in Sociology
  • I am currently working on my master’s degree in sociology at the John F. Kennedy of North American Studies
  • My research interests include trajectories of capitalism, modern regimes, and emergent social movements
  • Drawing on my background in International Development, I am concerned with the ways capitalism plays out in the global South in general and the hegemonic relations between the United States and Latin America in particular


Cornell University
Development Sociology
  • Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Inequality Studies
  • Winner of the Dwight Sanderson Excellence Award; 3.96 GPA
  • Cornell Plant Breeding and Genetics Gender Preferences in Cassava Research
    • Independent Study advocating for female farmers in Uganda


University of Copenhagen
International Development
  • Sustainable Land Use and Natural Resource Management Program in conjunction with University of Copenhagen and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • Conducted field research with a diverse team of students about the effects of government sponsored development schemes on indigenous longhouse communities in Malaysian Borneo
Work Experience

Berlin, Germany

Freelance Writer & Editor
October 2015 — Present
  • Creating content for a variety of companies and platforms that specialize in travel and culture. Some of my latest clients include Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures, Dispatches Europe, Viva Lifestyle & Travel, and HomeToGo.
  • Edited and proofread content for Media Consulta, a major advertising and communications network, applying my background and expertise in International Development as well as my native-level English writing abilities. In addition, I synthesized complex materials on green energy and other technological innovations to create succinct landing pages for the site. I also wrote press releases about staff changes and upcoming events for MC clients.
  • Contributed op-eds and other opinion pieces to niche publications like LeftVoice, Deuxième Page, and Tangents USA

Berlin, Germany

Co-creator, The Food Keeper
March 2017 — Present
  • The Food Keeper is a series of photos and essays based on interviews around women and their relationships to food.
  • Creating all written content for the site from the essays themselves to the web text, brand messaging, and outreach emails.
  • Collaborating in a close partnership to develop the project’s visual identity including the front-end of the website and the photography for each profile

Berlin, Germany

Strategist & Contributor, Social Science Works
August 2016 — Present
  • Developing seminars for helping refugees from North Africa and the Middle East to successfully integrate into German society
  • Establishing best practices for integration to share with social workers through hands-on approaches to social social science research
  • Contributing Content to the Social Science Works website in the form of blog posts about contemporary issues regarding the refugee crisis and the current political climate in Europe

Berlin, Germany

Editor, The Culture Trip
August 2015 — December 2016
  • Overseeing creation of all web content for the Berlin Hub, generating monthly publishing plans tailored to Berlin community, producing SEO friendly content, conducting interviews and collaborating with brands, editing content and submissions, adhering to a rigorous publishing schedule of 50 articles per month
  • Editorial Intern: August – October 2015
  • Hired as freelance contributor upon completion of internship: October 2015 – June 2016

Berlin, Germany

Editor, Berlin Logs
August 2015 — January 2016
  • Managed monthly editorial calendar, collaborated with editorial board at monthly meetings, expanded readership, edited submissions, oversaw contributors, created content for both the print and the web publication, attended writers’ events, coordinated fundraisers with local businesses
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategies
  • Content Editing & Proofreading
  • Community management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope)

English: Fluency- native language

Spanish: Advanced (C1)

German: Intermediate (B1)

French: Novice (A1)