Stephanie supports the design and manages the logistics of running multiple research projects (including randomized controlled trials) with external researcher partners. She also communicates with multiple stakeholders including academic researchers, internal technical and non-technical staff, and research participants to ensure the successful execution of study interventions. She joined UpTogether after working as the Project Manager for the Forest Use, Energy, and Livelihoods (FUEL) Lab at the University of Michigan. At the FUEL Lab, Stephanie managed research projects on the intersection of poverty, energy, and gender in Malawi, Zambia, and Myanmar. During this time, she also served as Coordinator for Environment for Development’s (EfD) Women in Environmental Economics for Development (WinEED) program to build a pipeline and enhance the capacity of women researchers from the Global South to take on leadership in environmental economics for poverty alleviation. Stephanie also served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia.
Stephanie holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Ford School at the University of Michigan and holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Stephanie is passionate about ending worldwide poverty. In her free time, she is training her new puppy, listens to true crime podcasts, and is consistently on the search for the best macarons.