Stephanie (she/her) is the policy and data analyst at GRACE, and specializes in community-based research and data visualization. She is a visual storyteller and triangulates her skills in grassroots organizing, communications, and research to amplify the voices and narratives of Black and Brown communities.
Above all else, Stephanie is a proud first-generation Indonesian immigrant and Asian American activist whose activism revolves around building Black and Asian solidarity and challenging the Model Minority Myth. She began her career as a grassroots organizer, serving as the previous communications director of Hip Hop For Change, where she designed an Afro-Asian Solidaritycurriculum that she continues to present at schools, events, and companies across the country. Since then, she has pivoted into more policy-oriented work, having worked at Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project and the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation. Working with coalitions of South LA stakeholders and community based organizations, like the South Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone (SLATE-Z), grounded her in community-based policy research and advocacy. She carries these intersecting identities and diverse experiences with her as she sets forth to serve our communities and ignite systems change.
Stephanie received her Master of Public Policy from the University of Southern California and her BA in Global Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.