Stephanie comes to Literacy Minnesota after four years of AmeriCorps service with Reading Corps as a Kindergarten-focused Literacy Tutor and a Scholar Coach. As our VISTA Leader for 2019-20, their role is to provide peer mentoring and support to Literacy Minnesota's two statewide AmeriCorps VISTA programs: Minnesota Literacy Leadership (about 20 year-long VISTAs) and Summer Reads (about 70 summer associate VISTAs). Stephanie is the first point of contact for AmeriCorps VISTA national service members serving with our agency. In this role, they plan member trainings, manage communications, provide advice and support to members, and assist with new member recruitment. In their free time, they draw and write stories.