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In the news: University of Iowa alumni create podcast linking the U.S. and Germany

March 24th, 2021

Sabine Martin, The Daily Iowan 

With the suspension of international travel because of COVID-19, sisters Shannon and Erin Huebscher haven’t seen each other for 14 months.

Both University of Iowa alum, Erin lives in Hamburg, Germany, and Shannon lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota –– over 4,000 miles apart. Shannon said she and Erin connect daily in a virtual manner but wanted to start to record their conversations and add structure to them.

In Germany, Erin works remotely for a tech company in addition to a beauty company based in Sweden. Shannon works in experiential marketing in Minneapolis. At the UI, Shannon graduated in 2003 with a degree in English and Erin in 2006 with a degree in journalism.