A Canadian by birth, Stephanie grew up in Portland, Oregon and earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in history from the University of Washington in Seattle. She also lived and worked in Northeast Thailand as a program facilitator with the Council for International Educational Exchange. Prior to moving to Nashville, Stephanie was a union organizer with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. She has been working with TIRRC since 2012. Prior to becoming the Co-Executive Director, Stephanie was our Director of Advocacy where she led our programs to build the capacity of grassroots immigrant leaders to speak for themselves, to engage fully in the civic process, and to advocate for policies that make it easier for everyone to fully participate in public life. Stephanie is a steering committee member of Nashville For All Of Us, a member of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s New Americans Advisory Council, an executive committee member of the national Fair Immigration Reform Movement and a board member of the National Partnership for New Americans. She is an alumni of Leadership Nashville Class of 2015. She enjoys cooking, trying Nashville’s best new restaurants, enjoying live music in the city, and playing her accordion.