bethany a. lerch
writer, independent & founder, able to


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 again and oversee “able to,” an educational initiative for Afghan women, with Rotary support. Her second Masters is in Professional Counseling; someday Bethany hopes to more meaningfully help refugees, vulnerable minorities, and women and children.

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


sag mal hallo.