Stephanie Ghoston

stephanie_ghoston_profileBorn and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Stephanie Ghoston participated in Years 1-3 while the program was known as YLI, and returned as a Year 2 intern in college. At Washington University in St Louis, she focused on urban education and political science and was involved in student groups, intramural sports, and mentoring. She went on to earn her J.D. at WashU and gained a holistic appreciation of the legal system by: practicing both civil and criminal law; approaching disputes from the perspective of a prosecutor, defense counsel, and judge; and providing short term, instant client benefits, as well as preparing for lengthy, complex trials. After law school, she began her legal career working for the Department of Justice. She aspires to both improve and transform the legal and education systems and empower impacted communities.