Stephanie Geller is a Senior Policy Analyst at Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, a statewide multi-issue children’s policy organization, where she is responsible for policy analysis, research and writing on a variety of issues affecting the well-being of children – including education, poverty, family economic security, and housing and homelessness. She also manages the Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness and coordinates a related Student-Centered Learning Leadership Table in Rhode Island.
Stephanie serves as the Rhode Island State Lead for the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and strongly believes in the importance of student and parent voice. She enjoys the opportunities she has to interact with and learn from Rhode Island families.
Before joining Rhode Island KIDS COUNT, Stephanie was a Research Associate at the National Center on Family Homelessness, Research Director at Volunteers in Health Care, and Scientist at the National Center on Substance Abuse Treatment Needs Assessment.
In 2018, the New England Secondary School Consortium recognized Stephanie as the Rhode Island State Champion to honor her contributions to children’s advocacy efforts. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wellesley College and a Masters in Education with a focus on Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.