This bio is current as of 2022.
Stephanie Mulhern Ogorzalek serves as the Director for Gender-Based Violence and Cross-Cutting Issues in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues (S/GWI) at the U.S. Department of State. Her team leads the State Department's work to prevent and respond to gender-based violence globally, advance gender equality in multilateral fora, promote women's and girls' health and rights, and jointly address gender and climate priorities. Stephanie's previous assignments at the Department of State include working for the Bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) and Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA), and assignments outside the Department include working with the Department of Defense and the Inter-American Development Bank’s gender office in Bogota, Colombia. Skilled in policy analysis, inter-agency coordination, and aligning policy priorities and programmatic resources, Stephanie oversees a team of Foreign Affairs Officers providing policy recommendations on gender-based violence and cross-cutting gender issues such as climate and health for senior Department and White House leadership. Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bachelors’ degrees in History and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame, and is fluent in Spanish. She is originally from Buffalo, New York.
John J. Kennedy Prize (2011): "The Devil or the Sinner: Idolatry and Gender in Late Colonial Lima"
Making an Impact: ISP Alum Works for US on Global Women’s Issues
Oct 11, 2019
A former Kellogg International Scholar thought her career would focus on Latin America. But today, her work as a senior policy advisor in the US State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues has a broader emphasis.
‘There Are So Many Options’: ISP Alums Talk Career Paths, Networking in Washington
Jun 17, 2019
A group of former Kellogg International Scholars who work in Washington, DC, met recently to discuss ways to help undergraduates with an interest in government and policy launch careers in the capital.