Stephanie Steiner-Otoo Resume
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Location: Edison, NJ, USA
School: Ramapo College of New Jersey
Field of Study: Communications - Journalism

Stephanie Steiner-Otoo Resume

STEPHANIE STEINER-OTOO
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PROFILE
Student leader with a focus and skillset in news reporting, equity & diversity issues; experience in college-wide event planning, public speaking, facilitating discussions, and writing. Awarded, “Outstanding Leadership” by first year student (2018). Seeking an internship in communications.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Public Speaking, Identifying Resources, Coordinating Tasks, Facilitating Group Discussions, Organization, Working in a safe-zone and LGBTQIA+ friendly environment, Content strategy, Mobile journalism, Social Media, and Research.
EDUCATION
Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ | May 2021
Major: Communication Arts ~ Journalism | Minors: Psychology and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
WORK EXPERIENCE
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahaway, NJ
Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Compliance (EDIC) – Student Aide (January 2019 – Spring 2020)
Coordinated heritage month events for 20+ clubs with a minimum of 100 participants
Booked keynote speakers and managed performer contracts
Arranged payment cards, food orders, decorations, prizes, promotions, and other planning materials
Appointed to serve on Diversity Action Committee to draft diversity plan, published in September 2020
Lead for Annual Diversity Day, The Students of Color: Rites of Passage PreCommencement Ceremony, and heritage months, including African Ancestry month, Asian Pacific Islander and Latinx heritage months.
Women’s Center, Mahwah, NJ — Office Assistant and Diversity Peer Educator (January 2017 – January 2019)
Assisted with planning of school wide events on social justice related topics, prepared facilitation questions
Served as a non-confidential resource for students on campus
Facilitated small group discussions and educated peers on important social justice topics
Director of Affirmative Action Search Committee – Student Representative (Spring 2019)
Screened and selected candidates for interview process
Interviewed and rated potential candidates
Participated in decision-making discussion on candidate selection
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) — Desk Assistant (September 2017 – December 2018)
Assisted with conference preparation
Provided student services and handled administrative tasks in the office
EXTRACURRICULARS
Ramapo College Newspaper — (Spring 2018-Present)
Staff Writer (Sections: Viewpoints, Arts & Entertainment, and News Sections)
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Co-Founded class journalism site
Ramapo College Student Government Association — October 2017-Spring 2020
Secretary of Diversity and Inclusion (August 2018- Spring 2020)
Senator-At-Large/Public Safety Office Liaison (January 2018-August 2018)
Delegate (September 2017-January 2018)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE- Ramapo College’s Commission on Higher Education, Self-Study 2020) — (January 2018-Present) - Steering Committee (working group)
Student Representative & Member at large
Black Student Union: Vice President (Spring 2020-Present)
Yoga Club: President (Spring 2020-Present), Social Media Coordinator (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Diversity + Media Career Summit and Networking Event New York, NY. November 22, 2019
Bryant Student Leadership Conference Washington DC. 10-13, 2019
EOF Advocacy Trip to the Capitol Trenton, NJ March 26, 2018
Civil Liberties and Public Policies Conference (CLPP) Amherst, Massachusetts
April 13-15, 2018 and April 12- 14, 2019
Scheduled to speak and present at this conference in April 2020 (Canceled due to pandemic)
National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE) New Orleans, Louisiana June 1-9, 2018
Proposal accepted to present in New York City, June 2020. (Canceled due to pandemic)

journalism, internship