Klara Steupert joined the ACG in September 2016 as the Development and Program Assistant. She had previously been an intern at the ACG in the summer of 2015, during which time she helped organize the 2015 Young Leaders Conference in Berlin and assisted in fundraising efforts. She gained an international mindset at a young age when she and her family moved to Germany for five years; she attended school and learned the language, gaining access to a whole other way of seeing the world. Her interest in international affairs only grew when she returned to the U.S. and earned an International Baccalaureate diploma in high school, learning French in the process, and she eventually spent her junior year of college studying abroad in Paris. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2016, and earned a double major in both International Affairs and French.