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Stephanie Valencia is the former Special Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Director of Public Engagement overseeing critical engagement programs like Champions of Change and the Community Leaders Briefing Series. She served in the White House Office of Public Engagement since February 2009 where she originally handled outreach to the Latino community, immigration, and housing. She also worked on Puerto Rico issues. Prior to joining the Administration, Stephanie served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team and was Deputy Latino Vote Director on the Obama Campaign. Stephanie also served as Press Secretary to United States Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO), serving as his spokeswoman and media advisor. Stephanie also worked in the House of Representatives as Special Assistant and Press Secretary to the Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, Congressman John B. Larson from Connecticut. She also served as Press Secretary Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. Stephanie started her career as a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow and is a graduate of Boston College. She was born and in raised in New Mexico and she and her husband and their two dogs reside in North Bethesda, Maryland.
Stephanie Valencia's Posts
- December 15, 2011 at 5:56 PM EST
President Obama marks the end of the Iraq War with a speech to soldiers at Fort Bragg and announces a proposed rule to extend Fair Labor Standards Act protections to home care workers.
- November 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM EST
President Obama signs the VOW to Hire Heroes Act, the White House announces its support for Small Business Saturday, and the President pardons two turkeys for Thanksgiving.
- August 18, 2011 at 1:02 PM EST
The Office of Public Engagement and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics announce that the White House Hispanic Policy Conference is going on the road to share ideas with communities around the country.
- August 15, 2011 at 1:43 PM EST
African Community leaders met with senior administration officials to discuss immigration reform and important issues affecting their communities.
- August 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM EST
The New Americans Citizenship and Integration Initiative hosted a roundtable in Houston and learned from community leaders new ideas and best practices about what the federal government can do to help immigrant populations and the communities where they settle and thrive.
- July 27, 2011 at 4:45 PM EST
The President's speech to La Raza and his address to the Nation describes the impact of the current deficit spending debate on the economy and the life of every Latino family.
- July 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM EST
President Obama delivers a speech of great relevance to the Hispanic community at the National Council of La Raza.
- July 22, 2011 at 11:06 AM EST
Latino Leaders at White House Policy conference highlight the impact of the opening of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- June 21, 2011 at 5:31 PM EST
El Presidente Obama viajó a San Juan, Puerto Rico y habló sobre los pasos que estamos tomando para que Puerto Rico y todo Estados Unidos podamos ganar el futuro. Vea fotos del viaje y un video de las declaraciones del Presidente.
- June 15, 2011 at 12:32 PM EST
President Obama commemorates President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Puerto Rico 50 years ago and continues his historic engagement his Administration has carried out with Puerto Rico.