Stefan came to URI in September 2014 from Stanford University, where he served as administrative supervisor in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Stefan’s nonprofit career includes most recently a national animal rights organization and over 10 years in youth, adolescent and family counseling programs; his professional experience also includes over 10 years in the travel industry both as a travel manager and in corporate finance and marketing for American Airlines. Stefan holds BBA and BA degrees from SMU in Dallas, TX. Hailing from the metropolitan village of Runzhausen in Germany, Stefan is grateful to have landed in Northern California and shares life with his 12 year old rescue mutt Juneau. In his free time, Stefan enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including daily dog walks, hiking, and tennis, as well as exploring the Bay Area’s wealth of vegetarian yumminess.