Stephanie Otieno is a fourth-year political science and psychology student at the University of Alberta. As a young Black woman growing up in Canada, she did not feel represented in positions of power which consequently became a significant motivator for her to aspire towards a future where racialized and marginalized groups within society are no longer at a systemic disadvantage, specifically within professional institutions. Her strive to contribute to the representation of Black professionals can be seen through the many initiatives she is engaged with. Including co-founding her university’s first Political Science Undergraduate Association Research Communications Committee where she conducts research regarding historic and contemporary figures and events, then curates digital infographics to celebrate the stories of those who’ve paved the way for her. As an executive member of her university's Black Student Association, and Digital Consultant for the University of Alberta School of Business amongst various positions, Stephanie actively demonstrates her motivation to develop her skill set by immersing herself in a diverse range of opportunities. She serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the Black Inclusion Association. Stephanie is from Nairobi, Kenya.