City and Regional Planning

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Stephanie Rivera Fenniri

Doctoral Student

Stephanie Rivera Fenniri is a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. Stephanie’s research focuses on the migration of Latinx immigrants from the Global South to the U.S., and how Latinx immigrants are creating positive economic, cultural, political, and social impacts in U.S. cities. Prior to her doctoral studies, Stephanie worked for more than 10 years as a nonprofit professional, and social impact strategist. She has experience developing and implementing initiatives to promote the improved quality of life for diverse populations, and has a consistent record of nonprofit capacity building through community innovations, social impact, and public service. At Penn, Stephanie has co-instructed a graduate nonprofit leadership course on Social Impact Measurement, and served as a teaching fellow in the Center for Social Impact Strategy for four years. Stephanie holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, and Master of Public Administration in International Administration and Development from the University of Texas at Arlington College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. In May 2019, Stephanie was the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Excellence in Social Impact Award.

Selected Publication

Ha, Y., McDonald, N., Hersh, S., Fenniri, S., Hillier, A., & Cannuscio, C. (2020). Using Informational Murals and Handwashing Stations to Increase Access to Sanitation among People Experiencing Homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic. American Journal of Public Health.  no. (): pp. e1-e3.