Read our Speak! Spotlight interview with Stefanie! Stefanie Parker is a native of Germany and has lived in the US for over 11 years. Before moving to Virginia, she completed her M.A. studies in German as a foreign language and American studies at the University of Leipzig. In 2006 she moved to Charlottesville to pursue her PhD in Germanic literature and languages. Having already taught German at several colleges including Sweet Briar College, Hampden Sydney College, VCU, JMU and UVA, she is very excited to now join the SPEAK! Team. In her free time, Stefanie enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as reading and exploring the wide-range of arts in the area, especially theater.