Stephanie Cunningham works with the Communications team to support messaging for the Institute and its programs. Prior to joining the Institute, Stephanie worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Her time there began with management of statewide recycling programs, as well as assisting with mandatory reporting of waste diverted from industrial facilities, and culminated in managing the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. The TEEA program, an annual statewide recognition program of the TCEQ Commissioners and the Governor’s Office, refined her experience with inter- and intra-agency coordination along with communications, contract management, and event planning.
Stephanie is a graduate of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin where she focused heavily on undergraduate research in the lab of Dr. Andrea Gore, Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, and was a coauthor on three publications prior to graduation. Immediately following work with Dr. Gore, she served as a research assistant with Dr. John Wallingford, Molecular Biosciences, UT Austin.