Stephanie Rivera Fenniri is a city and regional planning doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Her research focuses on how Latinx immigrants from the Global South create positive economic, cultural, political, and social impacts in US cities. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Fenniri worked for more than 10 years as a nonprofit professional and social impact strategist. She holds an MS in nonprofit leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and an MPA in international administration and development from the University of Texas at Arlington. In May 2019, Fenniri received the University of Pennsylvania's Excellence in Social Impact Award.