Stephanie Cappa

Deputy Director, Policy and Government Affairs

Stephanie Cappa
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As deputy director of policy and government affairs, Stephanie leads policy and advocacy for WWF’s strategic priorities related to forests, freshwater, and food systems. Stephanie works with key stakeholders including the US Congress, US Government agencies, and other non-governmental organizations. Her work includes policy and advocacy to halt illegal deforestation, promote sustainable agriculture and eliminate food waste, end plastic in nature, and foster responsible development finance.

Stephanie has advanced sustainable development policy for nearly 15 years at non-profits, in the private sector, and in government. She has led foreign relations and appropriations policy for a senior member of Congress, and most recently served as Interim Executive Director of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, an organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness of US foreign assistance. Stephanie has experience leading numerous coalition initiatives, including efforts to shape and enact legislation for clean water and sanitation, foreign aid transparency and accountability, and sustainable development finance.

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  • MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • BA, Environmental Science and Policy; BA, Public Policy – The College of William and Mary

Areas of Expertise

  • International development
  • Public policy and advocacy
  • US Congress, US Government engagement
  • Food, freshwater, forests, development finance