Stephanie is a Senior Associate at the Consensus Building Institute, with a combined fourteen years of experience in facilitation services and environmental science and management issues. She has extensive proficiency with organizational and project management, logistics planning, multi-party facilitation, and collaborative problem-solving. Prior to joining CBI, Stephanie worked as an Associate Facilitator at the Center for Collaborative Policy at Sacramento State University, Sacramento. She has also provided over eight years of research support for various marine coastal organizations working on the West Coast and internationally.
Stephanie has been involved with the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, supporting both statewide and local public outreach and engagement. Most recently she has been providing facilitation and planning support for the Cosumnes Subbasin and Tehama County subbasins. She also has extensive experience working with government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels on a multitude of management and planning issues, particularly those related to water resources, landscape/watershed planning, diverse land uses, and renewable energy.
Stephanie provides facilitation and mediation services to foster collaboration and build consensus among diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Her work touches upon a wide range of policy issues, including water, natural and cultural resources, climate adaptation, renewable energy, environmental health, agriculture, and land-use planning and management.
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Stephanie holds a masters degree in environmental science and management from the Donald Bren School of Environmental & Science Management. She holds a B.S. in aquatic biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
M.E. DuPraw, S. Di Vittorio, D. Ceppos, M.D. Wylie, M. Kopell, S. Lucero, T. Carlone, M. Meyer, and S. Horii. 2017. Groundwater Sustainability Plans: California’s Newly-Formed Groundwater Sustainability Agencies – The Rewards of Optimizing Effective Coordination and Collaboration. The Water Report: Issue 162, August.