Policy and Equity Analyst, California Department of Social Services
Stephanie Flores is a Policy and Equity Analyst with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), Children’s Services Operations Bureau where she analyzes and provides recommendations on child welfare service child fatality and near fatality policy and program development issues. Stephanie is also a member of the CDSS Racial Equity Work Group (REWG) and serves as the Chair of the Communications and Training Subcommittee. As a member of the CDSS REWG, Stephanie has completed the Government Alliance on Race and Equity Governing for Racial Equity training. Stephanie has previously served as the Communications and Outreach Adviser for the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, leading the Commission’s “Women & Girls in S.T.E.M.” outreach initiative. Prior to joining the Commission, Stephanie was an intern for the Western Center on Law and Poverty, researching the intersections of poverty and race within traffic court outcomes. Stephanie is a graduate of the Women’s Policy Institute State Fellowship 2016-2017, a program of the Women’s Foundation of California. Stephanie’s introduction to policy began when she completed the University of California Center Sacramento public policy program following her graduation from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology cum laude. Stephanie is a first-generation college graduate from Stockton, California. She lives in Sacramento with her two cats, Buster and Cosmo, and her dog, Bear.