Stephanie is excited to be working at Youth in Action in the community that she loves. Stephanie’s role at YIA focuses on grant reporting, evaluation, earned income, and alumni engagement. Stephanie returned to Rhode Island in January 2019 from St. Louis, MO, where she started her career as a Program Manager at the United Way of Greater St. Louis in the Community Response Department. Most recently, Stephanie worked as Program Development Manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, helping launch their work with high school students in the Metro St. Louis Area. She holds a Master of Social Work from Washington University’s Brown School and a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Providence College. Stephanie is a Cape Verdean-American, raised in Pawtucket, RI, and is excited to explore the state with her beautiful son, RJ.