Stephany has over 20 years of experience in higher education administration and driving DEI change initiatives. She joins UC Berkeley after serving at Stanford University and San Jose State University in several leadership capacities, including as the Director of Finance and Administration for Stanford’s School of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics. As Executive Director, she is responsible for setting the strategic vision for expanding the institute’s presence on the UC Berkeley campus and developing mission-aligned partnerships with companies and non-profits in the Bay Area. Continuing her work in leading DEI change initiatives, she currently teaches Creating Inclusive Workplaces for the College of Engineering, Executive and Professional Education program. Her experience in enrollment and student services, remote pedagogy, diversity, inclusion, equity, managing multi-million-dollar budgets, and leading high-performance teams provides optimal opportunity to build on past successes and develop strategic and tangible objectives for the Fung Institute.
Stephany is a native Californian. She received her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Jose State University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, whose mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.” She has dedicated her life to being a servant leader who encourages and invests in the dreams of others to maximize their greatest potential and perform for a higher purpose for the greater good. A long-time activist in social justice reform, Stephany worked for the Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation Department, focusing on restorative justice programs and juvenile drug treatment court prior to her arrival in higher education.