Stephanie believes that good government starts with good practices. As a nonprofit leader and small business owner, she has the perspective to recognize the importance of consistent, unwavering attention to detail. She’s running for Clerk to better serve Evanston’s diverse, multilingual community access the records and services it needs.
The daughter of immigrants and the first person in her family to graduate from college, Stephanie raised her family and worked full-time while earning her undergraduate degree, eventually starting a successful local business with her husband that they continue to operate today. Some of the truly wonderful community organizations in Evanston were key in helping her succeed, including the Childcare Network of Evanston, Infant Welfare Society, and Reba Early Learning Center.
Her experience inspired Stephanie to serve in several community service roles, including Policy Council President for the Childcare Network of Evanston, Reba Early Learning Center Board President, and as an interpreter for District 65 schools. Currently, she serves as Director of Community Outreach for Evanston Latinos, which promotes equity and inclusion for the immigrant, undocumented community, mixed-status families and Latinx community in Evanston. Stephanie also recently served as a Prevention Specialist for Connections for the Homeless, where she works with individuals and families struggling with housing.
Stephanie is a 9th ward resident and has lived in Evanston for 10 years, with her husband Edwin and 3 children: Emir (10), Sahir (8), and Alina (16 months).