Our Team



Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

Soraya is a veteran American journalist who was the program director at KCRW Berlin and spent most of her 13 years at NPR as an international correspondent running the U.S. public radio network’s bureau in Kabul, Cairo and Berlin.

Social Media Editor

Stefano Montali

Stefano Montali is a journalist, audio producer and a Master of International Affairs candidate at the Hertie School in Berlin. He previously worked as a producer at digital agencies in San Francisco. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he enjoys backpacking, playing music, watching documentaries, and running around Berlin.

Karen Roth,
Member of the Board

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker,
Member of the Board

Sandy Chen Kluth,
Development Advisor


Common Ground Berlin is a podcast and funded solely through grants and listener support. It belongs to the non-profit organization Common Ground Berlin e.V.