A native San Diegan, Stephanie D. Sánchez is a first-generation college student who earned her bachelor’s in Public Administration from San Diego State University.
Her work experience began in education and later progressed into political finance, where she gained knowledge in political fundraising and political accounting on various campaigns at the local, state, and federal level. Before working on campaigns, Stephanie interned for City of San Diego and National Latina Business Women Association. She also participated in a U.S./Mexico Border Issues seminar over the summer where she learned about various issues affecting the U.S./Mexico border. Her past volunteer experience has been with San Diego Catholic Young Adult Group, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Latinos for Fletcher Coalition, and Ford Foundation Research.
Currently Stephanie serves as Social Ministry Chair at Immaculata, where she is responsible for engaging parishioners to become more actively involved and respond to the works of charity and justice by directly serving those in need or addressing root causes of social problems. She also serves on the Parish Council, which allows her to help make decisions on policies that will make a positive impact on the Parish. Stephanie participates as a mentor for Puente, a program whose mission is to increase the number of Latino students transferring to four-year universities.
In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, friends, her “little” sister Julia, helping others, outdoors, and going across the border to Tijuana.