Stien Van der Ploeg
Development and Strategy Advisor

Wandering her new neighborhood trying to acclimate herself to Midwestern winters, Stien was drawn to a curious looking store. She stepped right into the warmth of the 826CHI volunteering adventure, which led to her eventually joining the 826CHI staff. Stien studied Humanities at the University of Amsterdam, then chose to focus her career on taking measurable steps to make a positive impact on the world. She enjoys solving puzzles and appreciates the unexpected. A recent citizen, Stien is incredibly excited to be a voter. Her responsibilities include resource development, strategic engagement, event planning, staff management, and her favorite: reading student stories.

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