Stephanie started her professional career at the age of 15 years old in retail customer service and quickly worked her way up to financial services until she was able to pursue a path in legal services and real estate and start her own real estate business while continuing to provide legal services as a paralegal and court interpreter.
Currently, she is a licensed real estate agent and she runs a property development business buying, fixing, renting, and selling homes with her husband Al. She also provides assistance to the couple's secondary construction/maintenance business with accounting and management tasks. Because her passion has always been law and public service, Stephanie has also devoted countless hours to community involvement in those areas.
Stephanie moved to the U.S. at the age of 14 as an English Learner and started supporting herself at the age of 17 while working three minimum wage jobs through which she was able to put herself through college. Stephanie is the first in her family to obtain a college degree after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University Extension School.
During her time at Harvard, she provided free legal information regarding Small Claims Court procedures as part of the Small Claims Advisory Services initiative and tutored Harvard employees applying for US Citizenship through the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government. Stephanie became a leader on campus, heading an entrepreneurship organization, and co-chairing and managing speakers at Harvard-wide leadership conferences through the Harvard Graduate Student Council.
Last May, she graduated from the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy graduate program at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at Umass Boston where her research work was focused on policy solutions for housing affordability. This program also included an internship at the Joint Committee on the Judiciary at the State House where she was able to aid the work being done on Beacon Hill and learn about different resources that can be brought to the city. Stephanie plans to continue her education by pursuing a law degree.
Serving the community is one of Stephanie's biggest passions. She has mentored children and teens as a big sister for several years. She is an active member of the Universal Church in Everett through which she has provided assistance to domestic violence survivors, seniors, at-risk-youth, and survivors of the opioid epidemic.
For over 7 years, Stephanie took part in different know-your-rights campaigns as well as various political education and civic engagement activities. Additionally, she has been an active member of the Everett Kiwanis Club where she recently initiated her second term serving on the Board of Directors. Stephanie also serves on the Advisory Board for the Business Law Academy at Everett High School. Stephanie is always a guaranteed presence in various community events such as the Annual City Clean Up, serving dinner along with Massbadge and more.
Stephanie has proven that she never stops and that is the energy that she commits to you during her second term as your City Councilor.
This campaign is about you. This is your seat, and your priorities are Stephanie's priorities.