Girls Empowerment Network Staff
Program Coordinator, Central Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward’s University
Currently pursuing Master of Social Work with concentration in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin
Experience: After graduating from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Stephanie completed a year of Americorps volunteer work at College Forward. There she worked with high school students pursuing a college degree. She enjoyed providing direct services to groups of students. Following that, Stephanie taught ESL in Madrid, Spain to kids of all ages. Stephanie has worked at the Samaritan Center, Multicultural Refugee Center, and NAMI – Austin. Most recently Stephanie worked at Austin Child Guidance Center scheduling therapy and connecting Spanish-speaking families with local resources. In her current role at Girls Empowerment Network, Stephanie engages girls in schools through our Girl Connect program. In addition, Stephanie is interning at AVANCE and provides case management to Spanish-speaking parents of young children. Stephanie is a native Austinite. In her leisure time she likes to travel, attend concerts, kickbox, dance, and hang out with her close friends.
What I love about Girls Empowerment Network: I love the mission. It is extremely important to create a safe and empowering environment among girls. Our agency has so many mantras that really push our mission into reality. One of my favorite Girls Empowerment Network sayings is “Her successes are my successes”. I believe that girls can empower each other to create amazing things. I wish I had had an organization such as this when I was a young girl. I am excited to work with girls to both engage and learn from each other. Now is the time to make a difference in young girls’ lives.