Stephany Welch is a native of the Bay Area. She currently lives in Oakland California and works in San Francisco. As the student recruitment and outreach coordinator for Life Learning Academy, she utilizes 10 years experience in youth development – direct service programs including Yosemite Church Next GEN Ministries, Young Life, Building Young Leaders, Girls Inc. of Alameda County and Community Youth Center (CYC). In her current role, the goals are to connect with youth centered organizations to support student referrals and workforce development opportunities. In her work she is passionate about capacity building, leadership development, community driven collaborations, transformation and warmth. She is also a published author, seeking to be heard while encouraging others to share their stories and imagination. If the term “geriatric millennial” had a picture next to its definition hers would be there. And she’s a-okay with that! “Writing my second book and first novel was the purpose of a lifetime.” Dignity, respect, compassion, security, opportunity and growth are the values that keep on giving to her ever evolving womanhood.