Director of Elevate & Assistant Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
B.A. Psychology, Gordon College '16
This is Stephanie's 5th year with Elevate! Elevate is Stephanie's dream job, and she is passionate about getting to know students and learning what they care about. As the Director of Elevate, Stephanie spends her year marketing, recruiting, and planning for the week of Elevate. She also serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. In that position, she coordinates competitions, lecture series, and workshops to empower student entrepreneurs at Gordon. Stephanie was born and raised in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but for the past six years has called Wenham, Massachusetts her home. When she’s not making spreadsheets and daydreaming new ways to celebrate students and their ideas, you might find her riding her moped around the North Shore or planning her next trip abroad. Stephanie believes teenagers and college students have incredible potential to be active members of whatever community they belong to, and she hopes that Elevate changes your life the way it has changed hers!
Head of Support Staff
B.A. Political Science, Gordon College '18
Eunji is a recent Gordon grad and hails from Staten Island, NY. This is Eunji’s second year with Elevate. Her first year was so good that she decided she had to return, this time as the Head Support Staff. Over her four years at Gordon, Eunji had the opportunity to be a part of the community through things like participating in and leading mission trips to Haiti, working as an Ambassador with the Multicultural Initiatives Office, and serving as the Executive Vice President of the student body – and all of these experiences have taught her to believe in the power of relationships. During her free time, Eunji enjoys studying and practicing different Korean dialects, watching The Office, and rock climbing. She is really looking forward to working hard, having fun with her staff, and spending a week with high school students who are also in the middle of figuring out their next steps in life!
Head of Peer Mentors
B.A. Social Work, Gordon College '18
Erica is a recent Gordon grad from East Hartford, Connecticut, who looks forward to ending her time at Gordon as the Head of Peer Mentors. This is her second year as a part of the Elevate team and loved every minute of being a peer mentor last year. During her time as a Clarendon Scholar at Gordon, Erica has served in several leadership roles including being a Resident Advisor in Grace Hall, head of the Fighting Against Sexual Trauma task force, co-leader of the Haiti missions trip for two years, and Director of Diversity for student government. When Erica isn’t daydreaming about her next step into post-grad life, she is playing the piano or making watercolor and calligraphy art for her Etsy shop. Erica is passionate about advocating for the mental health of youth in urban areas and hopes to encourage and inspire young people to live their best life in spite of the pressures of the world around them.