Stephanie Payne

Stephanie Hagen is a recent MBA graduate from the Weatherhead School of Management. She has a BA in International Relations and a minor in Spanish from Wheaton College. During an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Skopje, Macedonia, she worked with the Embassy's Political Office to explore the promise and limits of government solutions. She followed this interest to Washington, D.C., where she spent 3 years as a technical editor for a government contractor. Her growing fascination with the power of business to bring positive change led her to Weatherhead and the Fowler Center. As a Fowler Family Fellow, she wrote a teaching case focused on sustainability and edited student-written profiles of business innovations published on In her free time, she enjoys travel, photography, and cooking.