Stephanie Noriega

2018-2019 Community Impact Fellow

For the past fifteen years Stephanie Noriega (MSW) has been working towards the collective liberation of humanity primarily through the gender-based violence and reproductive justice movements. Stephanie has dedicated her life to leading these movements from an anti-oppression framework necessary to bring justice to those who experience multiple layers of violence and trauma. Most recently, Stephanie held the position of Director of Domestic Abuse Services at Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, where she spent eight years providing trauma informed support to individuals who have or are experiencing abuse. During her time at Emerge! Stephanie prioritized education, community engagement and coalition building with all sectors to forge Pima County’s coordinated community response to end domestic violence. In 2016 Stephanie was a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Honoree presented by the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Through the UA Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, Stephanie worked with a UA team to develop the new Survivor Advocacy program, and through Spring 2019, she is working to develop and launch an advocacy program for individuals in the Florence Detention Center who have experienced gender-based violence.