Kirsten Stephenson is the daughter of Jerry and Kim Stephenson. She is a junior at the University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a certification in early childhood to sixth grade education. She attended Burges high school and graduated in the top 10% of the 2016 class. During her time in high school, she was Freshman Class President, Sophomore Class Vice President, a member of the volleyball team, AMICI chorea dance group, National Honor Society, Student Council and participated in UIL Social Studies and current events.
Kirsten has volunteered with several organizations including special Olympics, Make-a-Wish foundation, the YMCA of El Paso, Toys for Tots, the Sun Bowl Association and work out help out. Currently, she is a UTSA Ambassador and the President of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education and is also a swim coach at Love to Swim school in San Antonio. Kirsten feels that the sun bowl association and the city of El Paso are her home, which is why her favorite quote by Malala is “if you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.”