Stephanie grew up in the Bay Area and moved to the Midwest for her first two years of undergraduate before transferring back to California to graduate from UC Davis, where she studied anthropology and English. During college, Stephanie spent a semester abroad, traveling to nine countries and fueling her desire to learn about other cultures. While in Davis, she worked and volunteered for a number of non-profit and philanthropic organizations, focusing in marketing and community engagement and development. She is excited to be back in the Bay Area and is looking forward to working for Kiva as the Online Lender Engagement Intern. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, taking her dogs to the beach, and catching up on Downton Abbey.

Kiva Blog Updates

Feb 26, 2013 KV Kiva HQ
Brought together in July 2009 by a shared desire to fund loans that are in danger of expiring, the Late Loaning Lenders (LLL) team has grown into one of the most supportive and impactful communities on Kiva.

A little background: Kiva loan requests are posted for a maximum of 30 days. If they're not funded within that timeframe, the loan expires and the Field Partner does not receive the funds for that particular loan. The majority of loans on Kiva are pre-disbursed by the Field Partner to the borrower, so an expiring loan does not necessarily mean... Continue Reading >>
Feb 11, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

In celebration of Milepoint’s two year anniversary as a Kiva lending team, we wanted to take a look back and highlight their vast achievements thus far. The Milepoint team was started on February 12, 2011 and has since grown to over 1,500 members. Brought together by their love of travel, Milepointers just surpassed $4.5 million in Kiva loans and are excited to continue their success and momentum into the future. We chatted with two of the team captains, Randy Petersen and Haung “Ho” Yu, as well as active team member Bob Kaplan, to get an update on... Continue Reading >>
Jan 28, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva hosted its second quarterly Insights Call last Thursday to discuss a wide range of topics from major accomplishments in 2012 to future goals of Kiva Zip.

Representatives from Kiva included Matt Flannery, Co-Founder and CEO; Premal Shah, President; Michelle Kreger, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives; and Brandon Smith, Community Marketing Coordinator.

We also asked representatives from our most active lending teams to join us, so we’re thrilled that lenders from teams like Nerdfighters, Milepoint, Late Loaning Lenders and Kiva Friends were able... Continue Reading >>
Jan 28, 2013 KV Kiva HQ

Kiva Detroit joined forces this month with Detroit SOUP, a local organization that hosts monthly dinners to fund micro-grants for creative projects, to host the first ever Kiva SOUP for Social Entrepreneurs. Kiva Detroit, organized locally by Michigan Corps, selected four social entrepreneurs to present their ideas throughout the evening. At the end, attendees voted for which to support.
“The big intent of all of this is to continue building more connections within the community between people and entrepreneurs,...
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