bethany lerch | writer & speaker


Bethany is a former Fulbright scholar to the German Rhineland and Rotary Foundation scholar to Saint Andrews. After grad school in the UK, she came back to Wisconsin to write and work with area non-profits. Later she was an Assistant Lecturer of American Studies at the University of Leipzig in Germany, volunteer English teacher in Palestine, and military trainer in Afghanistan.

Following 16 months in Kabul, Bethany traveled for nearly a year. She has since returned home to study and oversee “able to,” an educational initiative for Afghan women with Rotary support. Her second Masters will be in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Someday she would like to more meaningfully help refugees, vulnerable minorities, and victims of assault/domestic abuse.

Bethany still travels, and writes. Affinities include culture and travel, conflict and politics, animal and social welfare. She’s been known to speak publicly on the same topics, sometimes in German.

sag mal hallo.