Stephanie Short is Vice President of Partnerships at America Succeeds, a nonprofit that engages business leaders in modernizing education systems to drive equity and opportunity. The organization is focused on state policy and advocacy, as well as national initiatives like Durable Skills. Stephanie joined the team in 2018 to support communications, and now leads partnerships, fundraising, and network growth. Previously, Stephanie worked in a variety of technology startups, as a marketing consultant, and as an economic development and policy liaison for a chamber of commerce. She is active in several community boards, including the CAPS Network Advisory Board and CompTIA's National Career and Technical Education Advisory Council, where she helps champion the expansion of authentic, career-connected learning experiences aligned to the ever-changing future of work. Based in Denver, she enjoys spending time getting outside with her partner and basset hound.