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Stephanie Dernek

Michigan
PSR Affiliation: Chapter Director, Michigan

Stephanie Dernek comes to PSR from Chicago, IL where she worked at 8th Day Center for Justice, a multi issue peace and social justice organization for over 10 years.  Her work consisted of organizing and animating people to engage in critical social justice issues through advocacy, action, and education. She has worked on a variety issues including economic justice, environmental justice, im/migration, as well as civil and human rights. She has a B.A. in Political Science from University Wisconsin Milwaukee and M.A. in Social Justice from Loyola University Chicago.  Stephanie is originally from Wisconsin.  She enjoys mountain biking and being outdoors.  She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor focusing on self-care for activists, organizers, social workers and those who care for others.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.