Meet the faces who run our tutoring programs, assist with Starfish programming, and more!
Stephanie graduated from Stonehill College with degrees in Spanish, and social justice and policy studies. Her passion for volunteerism led her to Ecuador, where she first arrived as a volunteer with Rostro de Cristo in 2013. During her volunteer year, she served at both preschool and after-school programs for at-risk Ecuadorian youth. Her experiences in Ecuador showed her the importance of education as a means to overcome situations of poverty, as well as the importance of developing meaningful relationships and of mentorship--values that continue to inform her personal and professional life.
After returning to the U.S., Stephanie began her non-profit career working as a volunteer manager for over two years at a nationally recognized non-profit. During this time, she also pursued post-graduate education and received certificates in community, medical, and legal Spanish-English interpretation from Boston University. Stephanie returned to Ecuador in 2018, living and working in the city of Cuenca to facilitate cultural exchange experiences for U.S. and Ecuadorian high school students.
Stephanie is thrilled to be back in Guayaquil and join our team as the program manager! In this role, she looks forward to working alongside our Ecuadorian staff to provide quality educational support and mentorship to our scholars.
Ecuador Board of Directors