Stephanie Barrios Hepburn, J.D.

Author of Human Trafficking Around the World
Chief Content Officer, RI International
Editor in Chief, #CrisisTalk

Stephanie Barrios Hepburn, J.D., serves as the Chief Content Officer at RI International. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of #CrisisTalk, a publication of Crisis Now, led by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and its partners. Before joining RI International, Ms. Hepburn was a newspaper journalist. She has written three books on human rights and given presentations to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York and members of the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Ms. Hepburn has a B.S. in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from the Washington College of Law at American University. During law school, she was an Equal Justice America fellow. In 2007, the American Library Association awarded Ms. Hepburn the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Title. Ms. Hepburn writes articles and books to increase public awareness of discrimination and marginalized populations while highlighting ways to foster equity.