Stephanie (Steph) Segovia is the Program Director for Chicana Latina Foundation. She directs and coordinates our scholarship process, Leadership Institute, and Alumnae Association. Steph identifies as Salvadoran-America. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, but grew up in San Salvador, El Salvador until the age of 13 when she moved to Firebaugh, a small farming town in California’s Central Valley.. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Chicano and Latinos Studies from Sonoma State University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of San Francisco. Steph is a mentor for young Latinx college students and helps them gain skills and knowledge to succeed in higher education institutions.
In addition, she has conducted research studies on the experiences of Latinx students in higher education institutions, the support that the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) has offered to marginalized college students, in particular Latinx students. Her most recent research study looks at the impact that the work of Undocumented Student Support Centers and Programs has had on improving the college experience of undocumented students in the state of California. Steph’s past work experience includes being a High School Advisor for the Migrant Program in Sonoma County, Program Coordinator for the Tutorial Center at Sonoma State, and Workshop Instructor for the Summer Bridge Program at UC Berkeley. Steph hopes to use her educational and professional background to continue supporting Chicana Latina Foundation’s Scholarship awardees and alumnae to achieve their personal, educational, and professional goals.