Stephanie Quintero is CEO and Co-founder of Chicos and Kids, inc a 501c(3) non-profit organization committed to providing mentorship, leadership, and wellness education to children around the world and executive director of the “Preparing for My Big Day” workshops. Chicos and Kids, inc has held workshops in four different cities in Colombia, Senegal, Guatemala, and Gaithersburg, MD. As a child of Colombian immigrant parents, her experience growing up provided a driving force for working in Latino and refugee communities. Her work in Colombia and other countries are in partnership with many local leaders, stakeholders, and healthcare professionals to increase access to education, mental health, and empowerment of children and adolescents. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2020 as a pre-medical student with a degree in Anthropology. She is a 2014 HERlead fellow, grantee, and global ambassador. She is a full-time health disparities and minority health researcher at the National Institutes of Health. Her research is focused on maternal and infant health, COVID-19 disparities, mental health, and coping and resilience.