Grace Dobush

Freelance journalist

Main focus: Panel moderation

Twitter handle: @gracedobushtogo

Websites/blogs: ,

Languages: German, English

City: Berlin

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Topics: science & technology, business, climate change, environment, panel discussions

Services: Talk, Moderation, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

  I don't want to talk for nonprofit.

Personal note:

I moderate discussions with humanity and humor, creating an engaging user experience for the audience.


I’m Grace Dobush, an American-born freelance journalist based in Germany and operating worldwide. I'm currently the editor of ADP ReThink Quarterly, a global business publication for payroll and finance executives. I’m especially interested in mobility, cities, climate change and the creative economy.

I’ve written for publications including Fortune, Handelsblatt, Wired, Quartz and the Economist, and I’ve worked on the editorial staffs of HOW, Print and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. I’ve also done content work for companies and organizations including Cisco, Mozilla and the Urban Land Institute.

I’ve appeared as a commentator in international media outlets including Deutsche Welle and the BBC News Hour, and I've moderated panels and conferences in the U.S. and Germany. My ongoing improv comedy training helps me quickly adapt to any situation with humor and grace.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

20 years AWIPEV: The French-German Arctic Research Base
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This event, hosted by the French Embassy, celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the joint French-German research base AWIPEV in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The station at 78.9°N is operated by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV).

This talk is in: English
2nd Arctic Science Ministerial Panel Discussion
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I moderated this panel discussion at the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial on 24 October 2018 in Berlin, which had the theme Perceiving Arctic Change: Climate, Society and Sustainability.

This talk is in: English
Perceiving Arctic Change: Climate, Society and Sustainability

I moderated a panel of environmental experts for this event organized by the Alfred Wegener Institut in 2022.

This talk is in: English
Long-delayed Berlin airport opens amid a pandemic: KCRW Berlin

I spoke with Sylvia Cunningham about the trials and tribulations of the opening of BER in fall 2020.

This talk is in: English
WMC 4: The Sound of One Man Networking
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I gave this talk about networking at Weapons of Mass Creation Fest 2013 in Cleveland, OH.
The pitch: Networking sucks. But you can make it better by just being a human and interacting with other people like they're people. Thoughts on networking for creatives and freelancers from a woman who approaches strangers in grocery stores. Let's be friends!

This talk is in: English
What action is being taken against rising rents in Berlin?: KCRW Berlin

I was a guest of Erik Kirschbaum on Studio Berlin talking about proposals like expropriating property and the rent freeze in Germany's capital city.

This talk is in: English