Stephanie Gharakhanian

Better Builder Director

StephanieStephanie is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northeastern University School of Law. She first joined WDP in 2013 as the Interim Dallas Area Director. Passionate about the intersection between legal advocacy and community organizing, as a law student, Stephanie worked with workers’ centers and workers’ rights organizations in El Paso, Boston, New Orleans, and Mexico City. Prior to attending law school, Stephanie served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Portland, ME and El Paso, TX and lived and worked at a house of hospitality for migrants and refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border. As Director of Research and Policy, Stephanie oversees WDP’s research and publications, city and state level policy work, and Better Builder certification program.