Stephanie works directly with several authorities, including the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, Fort Monmouth Revitalization Authority, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority, Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, and the Casino Control Commission. Additionally, Stephanie is working across the authorities to develop a diverse, equitable, and inclusive statewide ecosystem. Stephanie previously served as a diversity officer and cabinet liaison for the Murphy administration.
Prior to her time in Trenton, Stephanie served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Jersey City. While there, she worked in the Labor and Employment Section, where she represented and defended the City, its entities, and employees in labor and employment-related matters, including claims for discrimination, wrongful discharge, employment-related torts, Public Employment Relations Commission matters, and matters before the Office of Administrative Law.
Stephanie attended Seton Hall University School of Law and completed her undergraduate study at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers with a dual degree in Political Science from the School of Arts and Sciences, and Planning and Public Policy, from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Stephanie is committed to her community, specifically on issues related to racial justice, the creation of meaningful pipelines, and the empowerment of under-resourced communities. She is currently the Deputy Chapter Director of New Leaders Council New Jersey, a nationwide training program for the next generation of progressive leaders. Stephanie has also served as a Trustee for the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey, a Commissioner on the Human Relations Commission for the Township of West Orange, a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Minority Concerns, and as a mentor in the NJLEEP and American Dream Pipeline Programs.