Stephanie Yazgi is an experienced community organizer, political strategist, and coalition-builder with a track record of winning issue and electoral campaigns.
She is currently a principal at Hilltop Public Solutions, where she worked to lead the field and organizing operation on the historic UPKNYC campaign, which won an unprecedented $300 million from NYS to fully fund Pre K for all 4-year-olds in NYC.
previous job with the Center for Popular Democracy
focused on capacity building, campaign development, and strategic organizing initiatives on a variety of issues.
experience in the field and to craft trainings and curricula for use by campaigns and membership based organizations across the country.
Before that, she was the Campaign Director for Walmart Free NYC, a groundbreaking campaign, part of the UFCW International Union's Making Change at Walmart network, that defeated Walmart's multi-million dollar effort to enter New York City.
Prior to that, Stephanie worked as a senior operative for the New York State Senate Democratic Conference managing a statewide operation to promote progressive legislation through issue organizing campaigns and constituency mobilization.
Through her work with the NYS-DSCC, she managed electoral campaigns, with a focus in strong field operations, to elect Democrats to that house which tipped the balance of power in their favor for the first time in 43 years.
She attended Boston University where she majored in Sociology, then went on to Columbia University School of Social work where she obtained her M.S.S.W. Over the years, she has authored and facilitated a number of trainings on community, political and electoral organizing and is an adjunct professor of social work at Hunter College and NYU.