My name is Stephanie Aragon, and I am CSI’s Legal and Policy Associate. In this role, I oversee the charter contract and amendment process, provide policy guidance and support to schools and ensure ongoing compliance with legal and contractual requirements. Prior to joining the CSI team in December 2019, I worked at the Education Commission of the States, where I provided research support to state policymakers across the country working on education policies. I earned my Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Colorado and my Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Denver. I graduated from one of the first charter schools in Colorado and found an early passion for the power of innovation in education. I pursued a career in education policy so that I could play a role in helping to ensure more students have access to the quality education they deserve. I am thrilled to serve and support CSI’s portfolio of schools.