MHP welcomes new policy intern: Stephanie Oliva

MHP is excited to welcome Stephanie Oliva as the organization’s 2020 Capitol Pathways intern.

Stephanie is currently a sophomore at the University of Northwestern where she is majoring in Intercultural Studies, Youth and Adult Studies and a concentration in Social Justice and Non-Profit. In addition, she was awarded the Act Six scholarship which is awarded to 45 of the Twin Cities’ most promising urban leaders each year.

The Capitol Pathways internship is a program of the Citizens League, and places college students of color in paid internships with government offices, nonprofits, corporations, and law firms where they can gain experience and build relationships in and around Minnesota’s Capitol.

Stephanie is looking forward to a hands on experience at MHP. “I want to see how MHP is helping those in our community, and to be able to learn from MHP’s Deputy Policy Director Libby Murphy and Policy Director Elizabeth Glidden,” she says. “As well as to gain knowledge on affordable housing and community development and take that back into my own community and help those who do not know how to navigate affordable housing.”

MHP’s policy team will be working on passage of a historic bonding for affordable housing package, pressing for a state match for Local Housing Trust Funds, and passing funding for an affordable housing tax credit. 

Stephanie will join MHP in early February and work closely with the team on-site at the Minnesota Capitol. 

Stephanie’s inspiration comes from her parents. “They have taught me patience, love, perseverance, determination, and to advocate for myself,” she says. “From coming to the U.S. as immigrants and now being U.S. citizens, I have truly seen them push each other for themselves but also for their family.”

Please welcome Stephanie Oliva, MHP’s Capitol Pathways intern for the 2020 Legislative Session!