Stephanie Cassidy - Oglala Lakota and grew up in Tacoma, Washington and San Francisco, California. She graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Master’s of Development Studies. Her dissertation was titled “Transformation or Continuity? Gender and Race in South African Housing Policy”, which used qualitative and quantitative analysis to map the evolution of urban and peri-urban housing policy in the post-Apartheid era and its impact on gendered access to low-income housing now. Stephanie also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs with a minor in Economics from George Mason University. She is passionate about social justice advocacy, healthcare, decolonial scholarship, alternative development processes, and environmental justice. Stephanie is dedicated to her community and volunteers with Native American LifeLines, a Baltimore-area organization focusing on access to healthcare and cultural support.