Stacy Raphael, MSW, Ph.D. (she/her)
is the Director of Basic Needs at Rise. She is also an independent higher education researcher, advocate, and consultant. For the past 30 years, she has worked in a variety of areas in social welfare and social justice, including foster care for teen mothers, hospital-based HIV case management, maternal and child health, political organizing, community-based counseling, and urban community development. For the past six years, she was an adjunct professor at Rosemont College in their Graduate Counseling program, where she taught courses in school counseling, career development, and multicultural counseling. Currently, she is developing programming to support first-generation college and graduate students. Stacy holds an M.S.W. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, her focus was on race, diversity, access, and equity in Higher Education.