Steph Sterling is the Vice President and Senior Advisor at the Roosevelt Institute. She previously served as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Legislative Director at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where she led the organization’s legislative program on behalf of the union’s 2.1 million members. Prior to SEIU, she was the Director of Government Relations and Senior Advisor at the National Women’s Law Center, where she developed and advocated for policies to improve the lives of low-income women, and successfully advanced key policies included in the Affordable Care Act. She has served as a federal lobbyist for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 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 U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA from Brown University.