Currently, Mr. Sturm serves as the Headquarters
Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) Officer at
the International Orthodox Christian
Charities, a global humanitarian aid agency.
Prior to joining the IOCC, Mr. Sturm worked as a
Research and Evaluation Manager at Migration and Refugee Services, United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops (from 2010-18), where he has has overseen federal,
private and nonprofit programs, in addition to managing the USCCB’s
national volunteer and capacity building initiative, The Parishes Organized to Welcome
Refugees (POWR) program. From 2007-10 he was a
Managing Editor and National Trainer for RefugeeWorks (re-branded as “Higher
Advantage”), the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement’s National Center
for Refugee Employment and Self-Sufficiency.
Mr. Sturm is a published author, who has worked as a
journalism professor and full-time reporter for regional and national
media in the U.S. and in Germany. He edits the new Refugee Research Blog that
aggregates research findings on issues relevant to resettlement
practitioners, including employment, language, housing, children,
health, public assistance, social capital, volunteer and community
support. An archive of his articles can be found at www.sturmstories.com. Mr.
Sturm holds a Master’s degree in Literature, Linguistics and
Anthropology from the University of Tübingen. He is an alumnus of a
Distinguished Journalism School in Munich, Germany.