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Stephanie Lechuga Peña is a doctoral student at the Graduate
School of Social Work (GSSW). She received her MSW from GSSW in 2005 with a High-Risk Youth Concentration. Prior to entering the program she was a SiteDirector for the Bridge Project through GSSW. The Bridge Project strives to help children and youth living in Denver's public housing neighborhoods to achieve their academic potential and graduate from high school with the resources necessary to succeed as adults. She has over 15 years of experience in social work practice, working with low-income youth and families.
Stephanie's research interests include barriers and facilitators to education among youth and family engagement in subsidized housing neighborhoods.