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Lily Cichanowicz
Writer & Editor


Phone: +49 (0) 178- 2011679


Work Experience

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

Freelance Writer & Editor
October 2015 — Present
  • Created content for a variety of platforms based in Berlin and beyond including homify, Berlin Art Guide, Globalo, Elite Singles (Affinitas)
  • 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
  • Contributed op-eds and other opinion pieces to niche publications like Tangents USA and Deuxième Page

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


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
  • Content Management Systems (WordPress)
  • Search Engine Optimization Strategies
  • Content Editing
  • Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Community management (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope)

English: Fluency- native language

German: Basic proficiency (B1)

Spanish: Intermediate (B2)