Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022
Stephanie was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City, and is a proud product of the New York City public schools. She graduated from Barnard College, where she majored in urban studies. She then served as a Fulbright scholar in Mexico, where she taught and researched issues about immigrant youth who voluntarily or involuntarily returned to Mexico. Stephanie recently worked at the World Bank with the Latin America and Caribbean countries team on ending gender-based violence. She has also worked on immigration, human rights, disability rights, and K-12 education policy in the NYC mayor’s office. She has worked on education issues such as sexual health and students in transition. She was a lead organizer for the Mayoral Sexual Health Education Taskforce and supported the development of the city’s $24 million health education initiative. She hopes to continue to tackle issues of race, gender, and public policy in cities.