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. 

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

John J. Kennedy Prize (2011): "The Devil or the Sinner: Idolatry and Gender in Late Colonial Lima"