Stephanie Moreno (ABJ ’06, BA ’06, MA ’20) is the director of the Georgia Scholastic Press Association, a 93-year-old organization housed at Grady College that supports middle and high school journalists and teachers across the state. In her other role as the College’s scholastic outreach coordinator, she develops unique programming for secondary school visitors, with a focus on serving underrepresented groups. She also manages the Summer Media Academy for high school students and partners with campus units and colleges on university-level outreach initiatives. Additionally, she serves on Grady College’s Diversity Committee and is the College’s staff council vice president.
Before promotion to her current position in 2018, Stephanie was a public relations specialist with Grady College’s External Relations team for four years. She’s grateful for the opportunity to work at UGA in support of the College’s mission of inspiring students in the art, science and integrity of telling the story.
Stephanie has experience in community journalism, multimedia storytelling, public relations and social media content production and management. Prior to UGA, she was the local editor of AOL’s Oconee Patch. She also held the position of video lead for all of the company’s hyperlocal news websites in Georgia, as well as community editor for six regional Patch websites. Stephanie began her career as a news director with Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting.
Stephanie has a master’s degree in mass communication and a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication arts from Grady College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Franklin College. In 2020, she completed a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion, a staff and faculty training program coordinated through UGA’s Office of Institutional Diversity.