Stephanie Peña

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Inclusive Education Coordinator at Global Campaign for Education-US

Stephanie Peña (she/her) is an Inclusive Education Coordinator at the Global Campaign for Education-US and Ph.D. student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Previously, Stephanie was a Research Assistant for Inclusive Development Partners, working with USAID. Prior to beginning her doctoral program, Stephanie served as a US Peace Corps Response Volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean where she partnered with the Special Education sector within the Ministry of Education in Grenada. She spent the majority of her service with local special education schools providing literacy training for teachers, reading assessments for students, and creating parent support groups for families. Prior to her Peace Corps service, she worked as a Regional Inclusion Coordinator in New York City with community organizations dedicated to the inclusion of children with disabilities throughout Manhattan and the Bronx. Stephanie is a Ronald E. McNair Scholar from the University of Washington where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Gender, Women & Interdisciplinary Studies. She has since received her Master’s degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, where she was a Research Fellow for the YCAB Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia.