Stephanie Paz is the daughter of Juan and Yvette Silvas-Paz. A graduate of harmony science academy in El Paso, Stephanie is now a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso where she is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology. Stephanie is a Native American woman from El Paso’s very own Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tigua tribe. At UTEP she is a member of the women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha where she is currently the president. Through zeta, she has been able to participate in the American cancer society’s making strides against cancer run, and many events that support the fraternity’s breast cancer education & awareness philanthropy. Stephanie served as Vice President of recruitment for the college PanHellenic council where she organized formal recruitment and promoted PanHellenic sorority life at UTEP. She was awarded the “2017 Greek woman of the year” title because she represents and promotes Greek life on campus in the most positive manner and works with all chapters.Stephanie served as a senator-at-large for the university’s student government association. She voiced student concerns at the local college level and created “special projects” for the student body’s benefit.
In Stephanie’s Native American community, she is an advocate for Native American youth and health. As a student success advisor, she advocates for and assists in higher education in tribal high school students and serves as a mentor. Stephanie was the first female governor for her tribe’s Tigua youth council where she and her council created a skate park in her tribal community to promote and foster healthy lifestyles for tribal youth. In 2017, she sat on the National Indian health board’s tribal youth health advisory board where she assisted in Native American health on both the local and national level.
Stephanie is humbled and honored to be the Sun Bowl Sun Court’s 2018-19 Lady-in-Waiting.