Development Associate

Stephanie Sorich is the Development Associate at Chicago Debates. She spends her work days researching potential funders as well as writing and editing grant applications. As a former high school speech competitor, who continues to judge for her alma mater each season, Stephanie is enthralled to have found an organization filled with individuals equally as passionate about the impact of activities like speech and debate.

Stephanie has two B.A.s in Global Politics and Social Justice Studies From Miami University of Ohio. In college, she was a competitor on Miami University’s James C. Lewis Family Mock Trial team, which won a national championship during her three years on the team. Stephanie is also a member of the Grant Professionals Association, and volunteers over the summer with Planned Parenthood of Illinois.

Stephanie is proud to know she is part of an organization dedicated to bringing this life-changing activity to the middle and high school students of Chicago. In her free time, she loves to bake for her friends, listen to podcasts, shop, read historical fiction, spend time outside, and create overly extensive agendas for her next girls’ trip.