Stephanie Kasten is originally from Northern California and currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador. After studying Communication and Political Science at UC Davis, Stephanie joined the Peace Corps as an English Education volunteer in Ecuador, which became her home for seven years. Later, Stephanie joined the global “bridge year” immersion program, Global Citizen Year, as a coach to a cohort of international Fellows, eventually managing the Ecuador programs and building coalitions with local partner families and organizations. Since moving back to the United States, Stephanie has worked as a Learning & Development Manager with Aura, a mission-driven lending company delivering credit-building loans to underbanked communities. Stephanie cares about supporting immigrant communities in the US by connecting them with the legal and financial resources to build generational wealth and stability. Eventually, she intends to approach this mission by studying immigration policy and working toward its reform.