Stephanie Rivera Fenniri is a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. Stephanie’s research focuses on the migration of Latinx immigrants from the Global South to the U.S. and how Latinx immigrants are creating positive economic, cultural, political, and social impacts in U.S. cities. Prior to her doctoral studies, Stephanie worked for more than ten years as a nonprofit professional and social impact strategist and founder of RK Impact.
Stephanie holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice and a Master of Public Administration in International Administration and Development from the University of Texas at Arlington. Stephanie is a 2022 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Awards Finalist, 2021 AL DÍA 40 under Forty Honoree, and in 2019 was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Excellence in Social Impact Award.