As Vice President and Senior Advisor, Steph Sterling provides strategic guidance to Roosevelt’s senior team to help strengthen the organization’s work engaging policymakers, elected officials, and partner organizations.
Sterling previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Legislative Director at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where she drove a program to strengthen the care economy and led the organization’s legislative efforts on behalf of the union’s 2.1 million members. Prior to SEIU, she was Senior Advisor and Director of Government Relations at the National Women’s Law Center, where she developed and advanced policies to improve the lives of low-income women, including key policies included in the Affordable Care Act. She has led policy and communications efforts for a congressional candidate, served as professional staff on a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee subcommittee, and worked as a legislative aide to Sen. Barbara Mikulski. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Brown University.