Stephanie Drenka was born in Andong, South Korea and adopted at the age of three months.
She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VISIBLE Magazine, an online publication committed to making storytelling accessible and inclusive.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from DePaul University, with minors in Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies.
In 2008, Asian Week Magazine named Stephanie one of "Ten Asian American Young Women Who Will Change the World" for her advocacy work campaigning for the passage of House Resolution 121, which called on Japan to acknowledge and apologize for the use of "comfort women" during World War II.
Stephanie was previously the Strategic Optimization Manager at an influencer marketing agency working with fellow bloggers to help optimize their websites.
Her next role was Senior Communications Manager at a non-profit organization where she was able to leverage her passion for the arts, visual communications, and technology to promote creative educational programs for Dallas youth.
Stephanie’s photography and writing have been featured in Washington Post, Huffington Post, USA Today, and ABC News.
She is a 2020 Public Voices Fellow of The OpEd Project.
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