Stephanie Lesperance is the Project Director for GEAR UP New Hampshire. Prior to beginning her work with GEAR UP she served as the Associate Director for the New Hampshire College & University Council (NHCUC) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). She has been with both organizations since 1999.
After graduating from college Stephanie served two years as an AmeriCorps member and then became the Program Coordinator at AmeriCorps Hillsborough Reads in Tampa, FL. Her years working in national service developed her passion for education and opportunity.
She has a Master of Arts in Public Policy from New England College and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maine at Farmington. She is also a graduate of the 2010 Class of Leadership NH and a member of the 2008 Class of NH’s “40 Under Forty”. Outside of her work at GEAR UP she enjoys being involved in her community and serves on the Board of the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the NH State Society, Volunteer NH! and the NEC Alumni Board.
Stephanie grew up in Bristol, NH and currently lives in Henniker with her husband, amazing six-year-old daughter, Gracie and charming English bulldog, Daisy.