Stephanie Acker

Research Associate
Stephanie is a local and federal leader specialising in improving outcomes for some of America's most vulnerable populations. Stephanie was one of the principals in the City of Boston's efforts to end homelessness. Prior to that, she served in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on solutions and programme assessments to the American refugee crisis.

She has conceived and built more than a dozen programmes, built citywide partnerships to innovate service delivery, and co-founded 'Soccer Nights', a national programme that unites communities across lines of difference.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor in Social Work from Gordon College and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and was a United States Presidential Management Fellow. At the EUI School of Transnational Governance, she is developing policy and practice solutions to close the refugee resettlement gap.