Stephanie is the Outreach Coordinator for Colorado TU. She has been with CTU since January 2013 and has been kicking butt ever since!! As the Outreach Coordinator Stephanie has her hand in a little bit of everything both with Colorado TU and National TU projects in Colorado. One of her main responsibilities is working with the 24 local CO chapters to engage TU members and their surrounding communities in conservation. Each chapter is very unique which requires a lot of coordination between her and the individual chapters. Stephanie is also responsible for organizing and running most of the public policy projects across the state. She works very closely with Colorado TU's lobbyist, Jen Boulton during the Legislative Session to help connect TU members to the bills that Jen is working on. Stephanie also works closely with National TU staff on getting members engaged on Federal legislation such as the Browns Canyon National Monument designation and the Clean Water Act. Stephanie comes from the National Audubon Society where she coordinated their grassroots efforts and managed all of their conservation programs in Colorado. She graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BS in Biology with an emphasis in Zoology. During her undergraduate work she has also taken wildlife management courses in South Africa through the University of Pretoria, studied zoology and field research techniques in Australia at the University of Tasmania, and studied forest ecology in Costa Rica. For her senior research project she studied the correlation between climate change and the transmission rate of West Nile Virus in the raptor species of Colorado, and also designed a lab at her University to study mate selection behavior in Convict Cichlids; which students are still conducting research in today. She is also a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. Stephanie lives in Thornton with her husband Tyler and their 95lb lap dog Roscoe.