Stefanie (service began in 2002, AmeriCorps NCCC) dedicated a year of service to our country with AmeriCorps NCCC after the September 11 attacks. In that year, she responded to a flood disaster with the American Red Cross, taught elementary school children, built hiking trails, helped construct five houses with Habitat for Humanity and maintained a wildlife preserve. As a military kid, she grew up believing in the value of service and a strong work ethic. After surviving a traumatic injury when she was young, Stefanie became the first in her family to go to college, eventually earning a master's in public policy from Brown University and starting her own small business consulting with non-profit organizations. Elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2012, Stefanie proudly continues her work to make communities safer, smarter and healthier.