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Jurisdiction: Ashe County

University: UNC - Chapel Hill

Hometown: Hampstead, NC

Stephen graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At Chapel Hill, Stephen served in multiple roles within the Undergraduate Student Government, serving as Speaker of the Undergraduate Senate from 2019 to 2020, and as Undergraduate Treasurer from 2020 to 2021. While serving in the student government, Stephen worked to advocate for student needs around fees, mental healthcare, and social justice. He is a member of the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and in 2021 received the John Johnston Parker Jr. Medal for Unique Leadership in Student Government. Stephen's passion for citizen engagement and local development brought him to LFNC, and he hopes to continue his education and career in public service following his fellowship.


Blog Posts

Making Change in Changing Times – A Word to Fellows New and Old

by Stephen Wright

  Recently I took a look back at my time as a Fellow up to now, first realizing that it’s already been 8 months since I started with Ashe County, and second, realizing how much the world has continued to change as this fellowship has progressed. COVID, seemingly, is on …


Insight from Ashe

by Stephen Wright

Starting off my fellowship in a new place with no connections and almost no foreknowledge of what I was about to encounter was daunting. Yet as fellows, we’re expected to not only come into these situations, but work to build the capacity that our host sites have called us to …