College Access Program Advisor
Stephanie was born and raised in Los Angeles, and is a first generation college graduate. She is passionate about giving back to the community she grew up in by empowering young students of color to pursue a higher education. During her undergraduate years, Stephanie joined an organization that helped mold her passion for working with youth. She helped organize an annual Latina Youth Leadership Conference for young ladies in the greater Los Angeles area to spend a day at UCLA and learn about the college application process, financial aid, scholarships, self defense, and much more.
Upon graduating from college, Stephanie completed over 1,700 hours of service at Manual Arts High School with an organization called City Year Los Angeles. She worked with 10th grade students to ensure they were on track for graduation by coaching them on attendance, behavior and, course performance.
Prior to joining Fulfillment Fund, Stephanie was the Director of Teen Services for the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club, where she implemented several curricula’s and case management for 9-12th graders to guarantee students were prepared for their college and career plans. She is invested in the growth and success of every student she works with, and wants to ensure that students from underrepresented backgrounds have access to higher education.
Stephanie is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.A. in Gender Studies, and a Minor in Education Studies.