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"I believe in educating individuals about the different forms of homelessness and the wide range of reasons why someone might become homeless. Because, let’s face it: “Life happens.” Growing up in the City of Angels I feel that it is my duty to help with challenges that our community faces and the current challenge today is homelessness and the need for emergency shelters. I know that Cardborigami will inspire social change and allow for those experiencing homelessness to maintain their dignity. "

Stephanie Thomas served in the Air Force as a nuclear officer on the Minuteman III weapon system. She has 7+ years in the banking industry and currently works in regulatory compliance for MUFG.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management from California State University, Long Beach, a Master’s degree in Emergency & Disaster Management from American Military University and is currently earning her Executive MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Stephanie is active in her community and is passionate about veteran issues and humanitarian causes; specifically causes that deal with helping individuals in a time of need. She has served as a volunteer first responder for the City of Long Beach and has seen firsthand how a disaster can displace families and leave them without a place to live.