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In her own words, Stefanie might tell you that she’s a “politics, law and policy” dork, but that isn’t the case at all. She is a leading expert in these fields on both the state and national level. Beginning as a San Diego Chapter Manager and working her way to her current position, Stefanie has been an absolutely integral part of the team. She also helped spearhead the Save Trestles campaign and continues to protect this legendary surf break and watershed. She earned a MA in Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Keele. Stefanie currently assists Surfrider’s chapter network to implement effective advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels to protect coastal resources and influence agencies and elected officials to plan for climate change impacts. In her free time, Stefanie enjoys hiking, camping and playing in the ocean. She was once a certified yoga instructor and continues to practice yoga regularly.