Stephanie is a native New Mexican and lifelong educator who has worked both abroad and in Northern New Mexico.

Growing up in Silver City, Stephanie learned at a young age the importance of serving others. Stephanie headshot

Her father is a WWII veteran, and was a teacher; her mother was active in their church and community.  After graduating high school she went to Barnard College, Columbia University in New York and followed in her father’s footsteps and became a teacher.

Having worked abroad and around the country, she returned home to New Mexico with her husband to raise their family in White Rock. Today, she is a 3rd grade teacher in Pojoaque.

As an educator, Stephanie taught at a Bureau of Indian Affairs school, a charter school and within the public school system. She has seen firsthand how public policies can succeed—and fall short— in preparing our children for a promising future.

Stephanie is committed to making sure our communities are prepared and keeping pace for the changes ahead.

Stephanie’s Proven Track Record:

  • New Mexico State Representative, District 43
  • Member, Board of Directors, Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation 
  • Elementary School Teacher, Pablo Roybal Elementary School, Pojoaque, 2009-2013
  • Pablo Roybal Elementary School Governance Committee and Goal Team Lead for 2011-2012
  • Leadership Los Alamos, 2011-2012
  • Emerging Woman Leader of the Year Award, Emerge New Mexico, 2011
  • Title I Teacher, Carinos Charter School, Espanola, 2007-2009
  • Elementary School Teacher, Ohkay Owingeh Community School, 2006-2007
  • Elementary School Teacher, Pacifica Charter School,  2004-2006
  • Board Member, School Governing Board of Pacific Community Charter School, Los Angeles, CA, 2005-2006
  • Founding Member, Carinos Charter School Paisanos 4-H Chapter
  • Member, Vecinos del Rio
  • Member, Unitarian Church of Los Alamos
  • English Teacher, Korea, 2000-2004
  • Analyst, New Mexico House of Representatives, 1997
  • Teacher License Certification, California State University-Los Angeles, 2006
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A. Political Science, 1996
  • Silver High School,  Silver City, 1992
  • Personal: married to Eric Vasquez, two daughters
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