Stephanie Rupay-Parris

As the Mentor Training and Technical Assistance Manager, I support Affiliates in the development and implementation of our Inspire The Dream Mentoring Program. Before joining the National “I Have A Dream” Foundation in January 2022, I provided COVID-19 related assistance to Domestic Violence coalitions in the state of Utah. I learned to love grant work while working on federal grants for the State of Georgia and recognized the power of partnerships, social justice, and program development. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work degree from Southern Adventist University, where I specialized in Trauma and Emergency Management.

When I am not learning about mentoring, I enjoy going on hikes with my partner, our four dogs, and then coming home to cuddle with our cat.

My Current Theme Song: Juicy – The Notorious B.I.G.